Anticipate congeniality — cordial people seldom feel tied up in knots


Be cordial, even when you’re not in one accord with people. That will help keep your heart getting tied up in angry knots.

What you anticipate is up to you. You can excitedly look forward to inspiring events, or dread fearful ones.

The anticipation of joy makes the present moment joyful. The anticipation of trouble for tomorrow, troubles today.

People’s attitudes and behaviors are influenced by how you expect them to act toward you. Expect congeniality.

If you’re pleasant, friendly, and agreeable, most of the people you encounter will be as well. If you’re the opposite, look out!

Congeniality leads to positive interaction, kindness, friendship, and heart connection.

You can enjoy friendship with people even if you don’t agree with their beliefs or behaviors.

If you anticipate aggression from someone, you’ll, be closed and defensive; if kindness, you’ll be open hearted.

When I anticipate people being kind to me, they almost always are.

Anticipate congeniality–cordial people seldom feel tied up in knots.

If you try to understand people instead of trying to overpower them, your interactions will be better.

Following the living Jesus keeps me in excited anticipation of the amazing things He is going to do through out the day.

To congregate for a religious service, but not allow people to interactively participate, doesn’t give them much to anticipate.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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