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Initiative In Faith

vs. idleness

Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it

To practice Initiative I will:

  • contribute to the success of the whole team
  • be part of the solution rather than the problem
  • do what is right before being asked
  • look for ways to help others
  • not procrastinate
Watching for Opportunities

-Jill W Tomey

Love is at the core of the Christian life: “love God and love your neighbor as yourself” are God’s two great commandments and priorities for our life (Mark 12:29-31). Initiative prompts us to watch for opportunities to love and help others.

Are you an ‘energy giver’ or an ‘energy taker’? Do you work to be part of a solution or are you part of the problem? A person who takes initiative often gives, encourages and serves before others even realize there is a need, problem or opportunity.

Take initiative. In just seconds you can significantly encourage others through a smile or affirming word or a kind deed. Initiative is being attentive to opportunities to show Christ’s love through acts of kindness and love.

This month, take the Initiative and show God’s love every day.

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