As a zealous, young missionary I seemed to make the same mistake over and over. Now as a veteran, I find the same never-ending truth must remain continually before me.
People are not our projects.
We never set out to do this intentionally. Our mistakes are made in ignorance. Our desire is to do good, to help others, and to bring change.
Even with these godly desires, we must remain ever careful to not walk in superiority and arrogance.
The message “I have something to give you” may be true, but must be balanced out with a healthy dose of humility and a learning spirit.
Because the truth is, we all have something to give each other.
Examine these two statements. Although similar, they can create two completely different perspectives.
“I have walked with so and so for this many years.”