“So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.”
Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
In your pursuit of all things holy and your determined push to live happy, you might be accomplishing your goals and achieving your successes in life. But don’t let any of the chase, the urgency, the drive, or the compulsion make you forget that people must matter to you.
In your push to grab success and to be elevated and to accomplish, ascend, and progress, please don’t forget that while you’re pushing obstacles out of the way and climbing and achieving and sprinting your marathon, people have to matter to you.
People matter because they are made in the image of God.
People shouldn’t simply be tolerated. People must be loved, because God put brilliance and gifting and spirit and purpose and destiny in their lives.
You can’t love Jesus and then walk over people.
People matter. And God expects us to live our lives in a way that demonstrates that truth.