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What would happen to your sphere of influence if you honored everyone you met? I started doing this a few years ago with some exceptional results. I discovered this “honor formula” during a defeated chapter in my life, and it’s so powerful.

John Maxwell asked me to start the “Equip” curriculum in France. After all his years of success in the church and corporate world, John had a vision to train a million Transformational Leaders around the world. He needed a French-speaking trainer who would help fund it and teach it. After months of frustration and dead ends, I cried out to God: “God, I don’t know what to do. How can I reach these French people?” I immediately had a strong thought, direction from God: “Paul, be a Barnabas.” I knew exactly what that meant. I needed to add value to everyone I met. I immediately started asking everyone his/her name, place of birth, and career. Then I thanked people or gave them a compliment. The results have been amazing.

The Bible says, “Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” (1 Peter 2:17, NKJV) Every day, I make a point of treating waiters, waitresses, little kids, guests, vendors, delivery people, and anyone I’m near with honor and respect. I’ve seen so many lives changed and made so many sincere friends. It seems like the climate of any meeting or situation can be changed into a “God atmosphere” by the power of honor.

Have you ever tried the power of honor as a tool to build relationships and businesses? I’m praying you will choose to use honor every day. Not just for the elders and leaders but for everyone. You’ll be amazed to see the change that one person can bring because you are a miracle. 

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7 Comments

  1. Ama on 02/05/2021 at 2:29 PM

    What does it really mean to honour people?

    • Debrita on 02/05/2021 at 2:49 PM

      It means to highly respect someone.

    • Grisell+Tejada on 03/05/2021 at 8:48 PM

      It means to respect, acknowledge others regardless of age, gender, social status, beliefs as Jesus does.

  2. Karen on 02/05/2021 at 2:49 PM

    Wow! Powerful message. I wish it was longer 😊

  3. David Kidwell on 02/05/2021 at 3:18 PM

    😀😮😀
    Either this is the biggest coincidence ever,
    or you guys have completely given up on being subtle.

    I will always, love and, honor, you ladies!

  4. Hortensia Guillen on 02/05/2021 at 3:34 PM

    Thank you Paul you just confirmed What
    I am doing, praying for People has changed my
    Way of Life Feel their pain My way of thinking I feel wanting to help in some way in prayer and I wanted to know if it was me or God’s way for the outcome! Praise God 🙌🏻God is God God is Good now and forever all for Him to Honor and Glorify His Holy Name my Lord and My God has revealed His love for them like the song says. And the outcome is God’s gift Amen✨Thank you Jesus I Love🙏You♥️

  5. Candis+Chamberlain on 04/05/2021 at 11:49 PM

    This is a powerful song and reminder that God loves every one. It’s difficult to be around people who are angry, unthankful and untrustworthy, BUT GOD says to love them. I appreciate you!

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