I Have This Sign in Any Office
by Andrew Forrest
“They’re more scared of you than you are of them.”
That’s what my mom used to say to us when we complained about snakes around our house.
I still don’t agree with her about snakes, but when it comes to other people, she was right on:
They are more scared of you than you are of them.
Knowing that this is true, what does it mean?
It means Love Goes First.
It means in any and every situation, the right thing to do is to go first.
When you step forward toward someone else, you change the relationship.
In Genesis 44, Judah steps forward and offers his life in place of his little brother, and it’s that action that finally breaks open Joseph’s hardened heart.
Love Goes First. When we go first in love, doors that seemed shut fast suddenly swing open.