D_T Sarah
2 min readSep 3, 2023


Last week Sunday at my church(Potters Transformation Christian Centre), my lead pastor — Pastor Mavis Orji, was preaching on Uncommon Favour. The first principle He gave us was Honor. While discussing Honor, my Pastor said "It is only God who sees the Heart. Men see the Act" And that is why as a person, you need both the Favour of God and Men.

I’m not here to talk about favor. I’ll be talking a little bit about honor, and share some few things about myself in that light.
Honor is the seed that births Favor. Honoring someone is a way of showing them that they are valued and appreciated. It’s a sign of deep respect and recognition. Honor also means to recognize their value and accomplishments, and to show appreciation for them. This could be done in different ways, such as:

  • * Publicly acknowledging their contributions or achievements
    * Giving them gifts, awards or titles
    * Simply expressing gratitude for who they are and what they’ve done.

I’ve never been one to publicly honor people. My heart was always sincere and I only acknowledged people in my heart. I used to think that was enough, as most times, I didn’t know how to go about it. Sometimes I felt really shy and anxious about doing it; not knowing the right words to express myself. Other times, I felt my gesture might not really be appreciated or I didn’t want it to seem like I was trying too hard and end up sounding insincere. But all of these things cost me while growing up, as people had the feeling that I didn’t honor people well. The moment I tried to and it didn’t work out, I’d console myself that "at least, God sees how I really hold this person in high esteem or that I was genuinely happy for a person or that I really liked such person". But after listening to my Pastor’s sermon on that day, I realized that men actually need to see the act. Humans cannot see the heart. They only believe and see what you tell them or show them.

I’m still on the journey of learning how to honor people. My first step towards getting better was to intentionally commend people on their looks.
Honoring people plays a big role in getting their favors, and even earning a respect for yourself. I have learned that honoring people:

  • * Boost their self-esteem and make them feel valued and appreciated
    * Strengthen bonds between friends, mentor and mentee etc
    * Encourage others to strive for excellence and work hard
    * Reinforces good behavior and positive contributions
    * Promotes a culture of gratitude and appreciation in general.

Basically, Honor is a virtue and can have a positive impact on the individuals being honored. It starts with those around you!!!

Prayer Point:
Dear Holy Spirit, teach me to honor all men.