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April 23rd, 2008

by Craig Groeschel

Thanking Those You’ll Never Meet

Years ago, I thought I’d never have a chance to meet so many of my ministry heroes. I decided to write a handful of notes to those who influenced me from a distance.

I’m guessing that some of the people may not have even seen the notes. It didn’t matter. To me, it was right to give honor and express gratitude.

Surprisingly, some responded back. One even mentioned the note to me years later when I met him in person. (That blew me away!)

  • Whose podcast do you listen to regularly? Email to say “thanks.”
  • Whose leadership message touched you deeply? Blog about it and say “thank you.”
  • Whose book ministered to you when you were down? Send her a note to tell her how her book impacted you.
  • Whose ministry inspired you to attempt something great? Call their assistant and leave a message of gratitude.

Don’t expect anything in return. Just say “thanks” because it is right to do so! Even though you may never meet a ministry hero, you can still find a way to say “thanks.”

Who has impacted you from a distance?

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