March 15th – Downstream

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No person is greater than the next. All journey from where I have placed them. Many feel inferior to those above them. You hold a place that many would desire, but do you flock with just your own? Reach down with kind respect to those below. They will find encouragement in your humble reach for them. Do you know their names? Ask of them their pleasure, the desire of their heart, and you will help to grow them by asking.  Do not consider yourself greater than even the least around you. They grow as you grow. They aspire as you aspire, not for selfish gain, but to reach the potential I have placed within them, and within you. Reach down, and you will be lifted. Seek to raise, and encouragement will flow upstream to you.

Rom 12:16 (ESV) – Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Bottom Line: Birds of a feather flock together, and in the workplace, those with lower positions are often ignored or overlooked. Similar to a senior in high school paying no attention to the freshman, executives can be oblivious to the new hires, and the foreman can forget the laborers. Jesus regularly reached out to all walks of people around Him. We are called to do the same at work; it is part of what sets us apart, as His Word works through you.

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