Everyone knows a person who makes the room light up and helps everyone feel at ease. I’m sure you can picture that person right now. They are such a blessing to our lives. Their presence is like a warm hug and a pep talk all at the same time. You’re always happy hen you see around them and you feel blessed when you leave.
The interesting thing about people who are such a joy to be around is that they seem to have similar characteristics. In breaking these characteristics down it allows each of us to be able to focus on the areas that we need to develop. As all of us have the ability to be the light for others.
We need to be at ease with who we are, knowing who we are in Christ Jesus, because when we are confident with our identity we don’t flaunt our accomplishments or seek recognition.
Here are some things to get it.
Seem God’s Word.
Learn your worth in God’s eyes.
Know your talents and gifts.
Focus on positive talk.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here.2 Corinthians 5:17
Joy from within
A person who exudes joy from within loves God, themselves, and the people around them. Their focus is on God. They understand the depths of God’s love and the grace He continually pours out for us. Joy from within comes from embracing that love and living life in awe and wonder.
If you keep my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so my joy may be in you and that yourjoy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as loved you.John 15:10-12
A person who has a consistenly positive attitude knows that Gos is in control and He has a path for each one of us. They are able to look at the world from a close up view rather than struggling with a micro, day to day. Struggle.
Here’s how do get it:
Practice setting positive faith filled intentions for each day.
Start a gratitude journal to thank God daily for the blessing He had given. Kind of what we are doing by being thankful everyday leading up to Thanksgiving.
Try to find the silver lining in all situations.
Finally, brothers and sisters whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.Philippians 4:8
Empathy For Others
A person. Who exudes joy and is light for others truly cares for the people around them. Their focus is on encouraging and supporting people to know God and understand their worth in His eyes. Empathy doesn’t mean. Agreeing with what the people around you are doing. It means to understand why it is happening and then helping the person to live a better life.
Here’s some things to look at and do:
Seek Godyword in how He wants us to love others.
Pray for God’s guidance in who to comfort.
Practice viewing situations from different perspectives.
Ensure you are participating in self-care to avoid empathy fatigue.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.Colossians 3:12
A person who is none- judgement, meets everyone where they are and encourages growth lovingly without criticism. They understand the we are not called to judge as none of us are deserving of that role.
Here’s How to understand it:
Acknowledge and be aware of your own sinful nature.
Remember that you are no better than anyone else.
Understand that we all have battles to fight and issues to overcome.
It is by God’s Grace that you are in your current situation.
Brothers and sisters do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law of the land and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting on it.James 4:11
I pray that this helps you to develop and strengthen areas in your life so that you can shine your light on others around you. God bless you.