Wednesday, October 27, 2010

So You Have a Magnetic Personality?

Some people just naturally draw others to them. What's it take to be magnetic? John Maxwell suggests these characteristics as displayed in the life of Peter:
  • Confidence-Peter displayed poise and optimism as a communicator
  • Conviction-Peter knew where he was going and what he had to say
  • Connection-Peter focused not on himself but on others
  • Compassion-Peter exuded warmth and love
When Peter ended his message in Acts 2, everyone asked "What shall we do?" They felt motivated and ready to act. God used Peter's charisma like a magnet.

Just remember that magnets have the unique properties to both attract and repel!

Over in 1 Kings 19, Ahab and Jezebel demonstrated some roadblocks to attracting people. Characteristics like:
  • Pride
  • Insecurity
  • Moodiness
  • Selfishness
  • Perfectionism
  • Cynicism
If you exhibit characteristics like these very long, you will find yourself repelling people from you.

And that's not exactly the type of magnetic personality you were thinking of.

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