Can you name one teacher who saw something in you?
Or can you remember a coach who pushed you to improve, knowing your potential?
Do you have champions in your life? People who claim something – call it out – about you before you’re able to see it in yourself?
Calling to you quietly,
Singing over you with words you dare not repeat,
Dreams you dare not claim as your own,
Bolster, buoy you with unearned confidence, trust, and opportunity.
Secret poems written in scrawled pencil, smudged by the hurry to get it down and tuck it away in its safe place.
Songs hummed over and over inside your head, only aloud when the woods or parking lot afforded you safety and solitude.
Have you heard the whisper?
Let it draw near and echo in your ears.
You are mighty.
You are beautiful.
You are powerful.
You are fierce.
You are loyal.
You are true.
You are not alone.
You are not finished,
And no matter where you are right now, God is not finished with you yet.
If you can hear just one word (which is really more than a single word, but it is a single thought) today and let it ring mightily in your ears: you are loved. Now. Here. No modifications or improvements required. You are loved.
Question: Is there someone who makes you brave, calls out the best in you, someone who makes you be the best version of yourself? How do they accomplish this feat, and how can you do it for someone else?
This is a link-up with Lisa-jo Baker, who just happens to be having her book come out next week. If you want to linkup, read other posts, or find out more about her book, here’s the website to click: http://lisajobaker.com