ACHIEVE GREATNESS WITH YEMI AND BIMBO DAVIDS
Day 11 February 2020
Learn to be courteous
Scripture Reference: “And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” – Colossians 3:23
Many are not enjoying their marriage while others seem to experience delayed marriage, because they lack this common courtesy.
Courtesy means greeting people politely. Courtesy is the concentration you show for the feelings of others. Note that by making others happy, you make yourself happy. A personality without politeness is like a tyre without air. Courtesy is the oil for the wheel of human contacts. It enhances the smooth running of life. Learning to say “Thank you”, “I am sorry”, even the word “please” goes a long way.
Remember that little hinges swing huge doors i.e. little things can make a huge difference. Courtesy should not be kept in the cupboard or used for special guests only but we should keep it on display always. Take time to be courteous. Psychologists maintain that there will be fewer broken homes and unhappy marriages if people let in courtesy into their private lives. We must learn to appreciate our spouses and not take them for granted.
It is said that rude people do not humiliate their victims at all, but only reveal their own ill-bred natures. It is best to ignore them. The test of good manners is putting up with bad ones pleasantly.
Daily digest: A bad attitude is like a flat tyre. If you don’t change, you’ll never go anywhere.
Prayer: Father, I pray You will remind me often to humble myself before You as Jesus did, taking on the nature of a servant, willing to serve in love those around me. Help me to be obedient to Your Word, ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate in all that I do, showing true humility toward all people. Amen