Today more than ever, people need someone to believe in them. Everyone has a story, a backround or some past hurt. This is life. Some overcome; others haven’t yet.
Our belief could be the very thing that changes their paradigm. Four of the most powerful words are, “I believe in you!” Stating these words in a heartfelt way may be the defining moment of change in someone’s life!
Belief is a powerful thing. It’s contagious! It may be as simple as a positive affirmation, yet the flame it lights deep down inside can literally take us from a destructive road and set us on the highway of life’s meaning and purpose!
Several have impacted my life in such a way. When I was 12 years old, my mom wrote me a note I’ve never forgotten. The red ink, white paper and shape of characters are banked in memory, but her message of belief in me is etched on the walls of my mind! Another influence was my piano teacher, Christa. She could have screamed, “You’re all thumbs; you’ll never tickle the ivories!”; instead, she told me how well I conquered the music theory!
Have you ever been around the person that scrutinizes everybody? How’d they make you feel? Perhaps their own insecurities were being cast on you. These people compare, tear down and don’t take time to empathize with others. On the other hand, there are those who believe the best in people. Sometimes they see the good even when you yourself cannot.
Zig Ziglar said “It’s impossible to consistently behave in a manner inconsistent with how we see ourselves. We can do very few things in a positive way if we feel negative about ourselves.” When you choose to believe in someone, they may very well start believing in themselves and amplify positive behaviours.
Purpose today to live your life being a change agent for people by believing in them! As long as there is breath in our lungs, we should speak redemption and empowerment to those around us.
Accept people for who they are and believe the best in them. See the best even when the person themself can’t see it. You’ll change someone’s life.