Believe in someone today


When I was kid, nobody believed in me. I wasn’t picked for teams till last. I didn’t stand out academically. I didn’t possess musical talent or social skills. So when I came to the Lighthouse Church in Santa Monica, and my pastor believed in me, it revolutionized my life!

It gave me faith in God.

Somehow, for some strange reason, when my pastor believed in me, it helped me to believe more in God. As my self-esteem soared, so did my faith. I took on the long-abandoned call to pastor. I planted churches and a school on the mission field.

But for some weird reason, we Christians tend to be judgmental. We tend to doubt others. We don’t affirm them much. Too many times I didn’t do what most inspired me! Woe unto me!

I’m currently reinventing myself. I have made it a goal to compliment and encourage five people a day. This does more good than 17 kabillion rebukes. Even if the person is NOT as good as I say, his demeanor changes, and he actually wants to become better.

Love believes all things — 1 Cor. 13:7. This does not mean naiveté. This means that we are exorbitantly upbeat about others. When God looks at us, He doesn’t discard us for what we are — because He sees what we will become.

Recently, a member of the church stumbled into his old drug addiction. When he did, I panicked. I had not told him how much I appreciated him, and now he was gone. Maybe my words of encouragement could have helped him in a moment of weakness. Fortunately, he returned to God, and I was able to tell this brother all he meant to me, all I admired in him. I hope he was encouraged.

Don’t wait till the funeral to express the good things about another person!

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11 responses to “Believe in someone today

  1. Amen! Amen! Amen! There is always something good to say about someone…ALWAYS!!!

  2. Great message. Life is too short!

  3. Thank u for stopping by http://www.alwaysfirstathletics.wordpress.com. I truly enjoyed reading your Marriage post. I wish more men would realize they are the vessels of GOD and in order to have a happy home they have to put him first.

    Thank you
    Luciana

  4. refusingtopanic

    Love it love it!! SHARING! This is a GOOD word!!

  5. How wonderful!! I work with women and children who, many times, have zero self-esteem, or self-worth. Giving an encouraging word can go a long way and as a Christian we need to uplift those around us. Especially, when we see that they are struggling. Great post!!!

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