HE TALKS ME UP!

One of the sections in the John Maxwell book I read recently made reference to a particular activity his dad embarked upon when he was young. He mentioned that his dad always speaks so highly of both himself and his siblings whenever he was having a conversation with anyone and they were within earshot. He went ahead to describe how that made them want to behave to the standard of what their dad believes and says about them. As I read this section, I remembered certain things that happened in my younger years and thought to share with you.

As a second child of six, in a home with so many girls (we are five girls and one boy), one of the things I observed about my dad was his keen interest in ensuring we his children never had any reason to feel inferior to others. We were your average middle class family, but I grew up seeing my dad making all necessities available to us. The provisions my dad made was beyond financials, he was that dad that kept talking his children up so much so that it would be injustice to misbehave. I for one never wanted to disappoint him, so I always endeavoured to behave well.

My dad’s effort and words made such a huge impact in my life that I can look back now knowing fully well that it was part of what shaped me into who I am today. Thinking of John Maxwell’s dad and my father reminded me of the ultimate dad of dads – our Heavenly Father.

He is the best of them all; sees you and I as He desires us to be, not as we are in our failures and faults. He calls us by what He has placed in us and keeps working on us till we become what He made us to be. God displayed this as He called Gideon by what He designed him to be :-

“When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, o mighty man of valour” Judges 6:12

Gideon surely didn’t feel nor act like a mighty man, but the angel of the Lord called him as God sees him. And it was a matter of time, Gideon rose to become who God called and ordained him to be.

God is on your side!

PB

10 thoughts on “HE TALKS ME UP!”

  1. I’m always so humbled by the fact that God does not focus on where I’m coming from but where HE is taking me to. Thanks PB.

  2. It’s very encouraging to know that God is still working in me to become what He has created me to be!🙌 . Thank you Ma👍

  3. So true. I do so with my kids but maybe not often enough. Thank you for this sound wisdom Pastor B. You have strengthened a brethren.

  4. This is very important and eye opener for we. parents to speak positively about our children and we should let them know that they are our best gifts from God.

    Words for thought 👍👌

  5. Thank you very much ma for this wonderful message this is what I need at this particular phase of my life.will really love if I can have a wonderful discussion with you ma.

  6. Our God is a gracious and loving father, faithful in all His ways. Our sufficiency and exceeding great reward.
    I want to say thank for reaching out to me and for the work you are doing for the body of Christ. God bless you ma 🙏.
    Have a blessed day,
    Sophia.

  7. In life we can achive that dream as far as we stay true to ourselves and remain focus. I strongly belive that I shall be the woman that God has call me to be. One thing i have realise, is that the difference between the possibility and impossible is dertamination…once we are dertermined; is a matter of time. AND with God on our side he shall walk it through with us.. He’s a lovely dad.
    Thanks PB for sharing this word of inspriation

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