Leading with people in your heart means seeing potential in others. Jesus saw ambitious people, like James and John, as future humble leaders. He saw impetuous Peter as a potential wise decision maker. He saw the greedy Zacchaeus as a philanthropist, and the defensive Samaritan woman as an evangelist. In our scriptures today, the Nicodemus who visited Jesus by night to avoid anyone knowing, takes public risks to defend him and then to serve him.
Everyone around us has untapped potential. Our attitudes to them help or hinder the realization of their God-given possibilities.
Do you see potential in others?
How do you help it be realized?