How a Bad Day Became Good
When I was young my school told my mom I had a learning disability.
I didn’t know what that meant, all I knew was every day I was escorted out of the classroom and taken to a “special” class called Resource.
It was humiliating.
But it proved to be monumental.
It was in Resource where I was encouraged to write stories and use my imagination for the first time.
Although I hated feeling “different” and the fact I had to leave the classroom in front of all my friends, I secretly loved going to Resource. For it was in that space where I came alive, where I created and believed I was Okay.
Words have Power
Fast forward twelve years later. In college I enrolled in, what I thought, was a blow-off class. But it was a class that changed my life because I met my favorite professor, Dr. Hensley, a writer and communicator who became one of my heroes.
He would say, “Words have power.” And I believed him!
Through Dr. Hensley and my teacher in Resource who believed in me, God birthed in me a love of words and called me to use those words to inspire others to live out great stories.
It’s ironic because there were those who used words to hurt me when I was young. Words like “you can’t” and “you won’t.”
Unfortunately, for the longest time I believed those words.
But there were a few who told me “you can” and “you will.” Most importantly I’ve come to believe the truth that “I can do all things through Christ.”
Choose to Believe
So, no matter what you’ve been told in your past, and how many people doubted you and said “you can’t” or “you won’t” or “you shouldn’t”, chose to believe that…
- you can live out an amazing story.
- you can engage in meaningful work and fulfill your dreams.
- you can inspire others to reach their potential by the words you speak.
- you can change someone’s life by telling them you believe in them.
- you can trust that God believes in you and that in Him you can do all things.
Remember the words in Ephesians 3:20 (The Message.)
God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildrest dreams!
So today if you are struggling with voices from your past, or with personal failure, or with fear, chose to believe. Believe you can do amazing things because you were created by an amazing God.
What will you chose to believe today?
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