Six Types of People You Really Need
A few years ago I purchased a GoPro HD camera and started a new
adventure in the world of videography. I remember the day it arrived
in the mail; I was a little disappointed in the size of the camera. It
was so small yet touted awesome HD videos in all the promotions I saw.
Then came the accessory period. This camera came with nothing that you
have to have except the camera itself. So, along the way in my
adventure I have added a view finder, wi-fi remote, extra battery, and
a wrist remote. All of which need charging all the time. I take this
camera and all my accessories on trips to capture white water rafting,
zip lining, and MINI Cooper drives. It does not take long before
something needs charging in my array of add on parts. I quickly got a
bad reputation with my family and friends of all I do is charge my
camera and accessories and really never get any of those great videos.
I would rather be fully charged and taking great fun videos.
I love all the new tech stuff now days but do not enjoy all the
charging that it all needs. I even have a 6 port USB charging station
in my home that we use for all the tech stuff that needs charging. It
looks pretty impressive too! Our technology is not the only things
that need charging. I learned a long time ago that people need
charging and re-charging. The area I am referring to is relational
refueling. We don’t always think of that type of refueling. Obviously
if you don’t refuel your vehicle, it eventually stops. If you don’t
refuel your tech stuff, it eventually stops working. People are no
I have figured out that there are at least six types of people you
really need around you to keep you going. There are many stages or
times in your life where a friend can help refuel you and get you
going again. In each of these areas you need to know someone that
lifts you up. Here is my list
Recharging relationally will super-charge you and move you forward.
Look around and check for these six types of people to see that you
have all six. Identify people in all six areas so when the time comes
you will be ready to make a call or go see one of them. There can be
multiple people in each area, but one will probably surface as the
primary one. If you are a Christ follower then you may be asking where
Jesus is in my list. If you are a Christ follower, Christ will be
first and foremost and can satisfy all the needs you have in all six
areas. Jesus spoke this truth in the book of Matthew, chapter 11,
verse 28-29: “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will
give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am
gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For
my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Fun people – for the times when you get so busy you can’t see
straight. When your schedule is crammed and so full that you forget to
enjoy life. Find this person and have a little fun together. Recharges
me every time! Fun people will make you laugh and that is so
Prayer warriors– these are the ones that even if you just call them,
they would pray for you over the phone in a heartbeat. Share your life
needs with a warrior and they are praying endlessly for you.
Mentor – you have to be a lifelong learner and a mentor does just that
for you. Always there for advice or just a sounding board for you.
Mentors teach through love and can teach you about yourself that no
one else can do. A mentor is open and honest and will tell you
straight out how to respond to a situation you may be feeling.
Family – are all important and will love you unconditionally. They
know you and understand you more than anyone in most cases.
Successful People – these people I ask how they did it or what it’s
like to be successful. In my business world I need to be around
successful people now and then to show me I can do it too
Encouragers - invaluable in a friendship. Encouragers will lift you
back up and get you going quickly. They are positive and focus on the
good in everything. They complement and make you feel great when down
If you are reading this article and feeling overwhelmed with something
in life or think you have no one to turn to in weary times, remember
first that Christ is there waiting for you to turn to Him. He will
direct you to the right person in one of the six types of people you
need here on earth. Now you know where there is recharging here on
earth plus recharging for our faith through Christ. Start making your
list today and be ready to be charged relationally. Get fully charged
and make some fun life videos!