Focus

ObeyGC2 doesn’t focus so much on what we are against that we forget what we are for.

This is another way of encouraging us to be people who learn to see the glass as half full rather than half empty. Focus on the positive. What can we do to encourage one another to do more of what’s right? I’ve heard from several sources (so I don’t know if any of them is original) that we should seek to make at least four positive, reinforcing comments for every negative correction. This is not something I’m naturally good at. Many times I feel as if I’m doing well if I achieve a one-to-one ratio. “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” We will likely be more influential in the lives of others and in achieving significant impact in society if we learn to leverage positive reinforcement more effectively. For now, I’m determined to work towards at least a two-to-one ration of affirmations to criticisms…

John 3:17
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Heb 10:24-25
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.