One of the greatest ways you can serve the world is to believe in someone else.
Cheer them on. Speak positive affirmation of their worth over them.
Refuse to agree with any meagre esteem they plaster upon themselves.
Paul wrote to his friends in Philippi:
“There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.” (Philippians 1:6 MESSAGE)
You may not have arrived at your final destination yet. The people you are connected with may still be on the road, even stumbling along at times, but that does not mean they will stay there.
We all need encouraging voices to cheer us along the way. Even heaven itself lines the balconies with a “great cloud of witnesses”, the men and women who handed the baton from generation to generation until it graces our palm.
Run your race well, dear friends.
Regardless of the hardness of the way. Despite the setbacks. You can do this!
Your commitment to be all that you are called to be and willingness to take risks to fulfil your leg of the race is admirable and blessed.
The world may measure with wonky metrics. God’s measures in a different currency.
Faith, love, hope, joy, and peace fill the banks of Heaven, and faithful service ranks high in the stocks far more than mere sales.
God sees the treasure in others even when they don’t perceive it themselves. We can learn to look with His eyes.
When Gideon hid in the winepress, God called him mighty!
Jesus called flip-flip Simon, Petros, the rock!
Paul wrote to Timothy, who felt timid and ill-equipped for his call, naming him a man of power, love, and sound mind!
The greatest deposit you can make in your own future is to elevate someone else’s account of themselves.