Matt. 7:12 - “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, …”
Zig stood over the ball, looked at the hole and as he drew the club back and made the birdie putt, he looked at his son and asked him, “Were you cheering for me?” His son immediately answered, “I always cheer for you dad.”
What would our answer be to our loved ones if they asked us that question, “Were you cheering for me?”
Yet, Jesus gave us a life lesson that never becomes outdated when He said, “treat people the same way you want them to treat you.”
This is Jesus' most important lesson that He ever taught.
I am sure we all would rather be cheered for in this life than be criticized. So why is it that we find it so hard to treat others the way we want to be treated?
The Pharisees criticized Jesus for healing on the Sabbath, but when one of their animals got incapacitated they immediately went to help regardless if it were the Sabbath or not.
Jesus’ life lesson here will never become outdated when he said, “Treat people the way you want to be treated,” plain and simple.
He never ever called his wrestlers names or belittled them in any way when they were on the mat wrestling or any other place.
Coach Hampe was the Cheerleader for his wrestlers and I am sure some of those boys won matches because they didn’t want to let their coach down who was cheering them on from the edge of the mat.
I believe Coach Hampe was living out the teachings of Jesus by treating people the way he would want to be treated.
You not only can but you absolutely need to break this pattern.
Become a positive influence in someone’s life today. Be a cheerleader to others because we all know we can accomplish more with positive reinforcement than negative criticism.
Think on These:
Blowing out someone else’s candle won’t make yours shine any brighter.
Criticizing another man’s garden doesn’t keep weeds out of your own.
The difference between coaching and criticizing is your attitude.
Gary A Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.