Thanks for stopping by today! Before I’ll share my post “What Good Am I? , let me remind you of a party going on on my Magnetic book page!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be celebrating the release of my new Magnetic, which takes places September 16th, in all kinds of ways!
First, if you pre-order Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants I’m giving away over $50 worth of FREE downloadable resources:
* His Revolutionary Love ebook
* Devotions for a Revolutionary Year ebook
* My video message Confidence Comes Closer
* Printable resource The Magnetic Manifesto
* Printable resource Magnetic Journaling pages
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What Good Am I?
“Why, when a woman walks in a room, do all the other women size her up?”
Where was the nearest rock? I desperately wanted to crawl under one. My husband had just pointed out what I have often seen but didn’t think others saw. Our insecurity tends to seep out in situations where we feel “less than”.
Greg’s comment that evening stirred inside of me a series of questions.
What holds us back from offering encouragement when we know most of us struggle with feelings of insecurity?
Why, when we have the power to help each other over come these feelings and do so much good for each other, do we not?
Why would I not, when I have a good thought about another, simply say it? Beautiful comments we think in our head stay in our head:
I noticed your kind act in the grocery store. You inspired me!
Your generous heart makes me want to be giving as well!
When I see the boldness of your faith, I’m encouraged to be bold as well.
The more I thought, the more I knew just how easy it could become if I would just start speaking good about others.
Solomon reinforced my thoughts as I read Proverbs 4:27, “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.” (NLT) s I read this verse My heart hearD, “Lynn, do not withhold saying good when you see good. When you speak good, you are doing My good.”
So, I’m starting a mantra: if I have a positive thought, I’m going to say it. It doesn’t matter if I know you or if you are a woman I’ve never met. With God’s help, I no long want to withhold good from those who deserve or those who need it, when it is in my power to help.
My prayer is that not only will I encourage others along the way, but my kids will see God’s goodness pouring through me and they too will be inspired to call out good in others as well. If we’ll join together and make sharing the good we see normal, we might just bring some really good change.
Jesus, I want to be a bringer of Your good to my world today; at the grocery store, when seeing my neighbor and as I go about my work. Open my eyes to see good and then call it out and encourage another with the power of my words. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
My new book, Magnetic, is a study for girls based on the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (NIV)
Why do you think we can tend to be quick to judge but not easily share the good we see?
What holds you back from sharing the good you see in others?