How Do You Look at People?

As a leader, how do you look at people? 

  • Do you look at them as people generally do, by their outward appearance? 
  • Or, do you look at them as God does, by their heart?

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1Sam 16:7 

What does it mean to look at someone’s heart? It means to consider their motives.

Do they do things out of 

  • self-interest? 
  • obligation? 
  • guilt? 
  • fear? 
  • love? (Eph 6:6) 

Of course, you’ll need to ask God to help you determine motives. He’s the One who sees everyone’s hearts.

It’s also a helpful exercise to consider why you, as a leader, do the things you do.

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