Three Types of People Jun3

I recently heard Dr. Henry Cloud, author of many books including Boundaries, say there are three types of people:  the wise… the foolish… and the evil.

Henry described wise people as those who “respond to the light that’s given them.”  When they hear truth that’s inconsistent with their beliefs or practices, they adjust their lives in response to the truth.  In other words, they change their beliefs or practices.  Foolish people, when they hear truth that’s inconsistent with their beliefs or practices, get defensive and attempt to “adjust the light.”  You’ve run into those people before!

Henry’s challenge to us was to be wise people and to walk with others who are wise people.  Wise people are not hard to recognize, and you can probably name them in your life.  Mentoring “wise” young women is essential . . . so ask God to help you discern those that are wise.  When I am looking for “wise” women to mentor, here’s some of the qualities I look for.  It comes from the acrostic F-A-I-T-H.

  • Faithful – Is she faithful to the commitments she makes?
  • Available – Does she have the time and margin in her life to make this commitment?
  • Initiative – Does she show initiative in her desire to grow?
  • Teachable – Is she willing to learn new truths and open to change?
  • Hungry – Does she have a passion to grow and be all she can be for God?

As you mentor them, you’ll find it’s like the parable of the sower.  You’ll be sowing seeds into fertile soil, and the return will be a hundredfold.  And it will be a whole lot of fun!

And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”  Matthew 13:23

 

For His glory and the next generation,

Regina

 

Three Types of People Jun3

I recently heard Dr. Henry Cloud, author of many books including Boundaries, say there are three types of people:  the wise… the foolish… and the evil.

Henry described wise people as those who “respond to the light that’s given them.”  When they hear truth that’s inconsistent with their beliefs or practices, they adjust their lives in response to the truth.  In other words, they change their beliefs or practices.  Foolish people, when they hear truth that’s inconsistent with their beliefs or practices, get defensive and attempt to “adjust the light.”  You’ve run into those people before!

Henry’s challenge to us was to be wise people and to walk with others who are wise people.  Wise people are not hard to recognize, and you can probably name them in your life.  Mentoring “wise” young women is essential . . . so ask God to help you discern those that are wise.  When I am looking for “wise” women to mentor, here’s some of the qualities I look for.  It comes from the acrostic F-A-I-T-H.

  • Faithful – Is she faithful to the commitments she makes?
  • Available – Does she have the time and margin in her life to make this commitment?
  • Initiative – Does she show initiative in her desire to grow?
  • Teachable – Is she willing to learn new truths and open to change?
  • Hungry – Does she have a passion to grow and be all she can be for God?

As you mentor them, you’ll find it’s like the parable of the sower.  You’ll be sowing seeds into fertile soil, and the return will be a hundredfold.  And it will be a whole lot of fun!

And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”  Matthew 13:23

 

For His glory and the next generation,

Regina

 

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