My childhood pastor preached for me recently. He is 93 years old and still preaching almost weekly. He continues to be one of my mentors in ministry today.
He called me the following week…It was one of the most humbling phone calls I ever received.
It went something like this:
Ron, I want you to know I’m proud of you. You had some difficult family situations growing up. You’ve come a long way. You had your own obstacles to overcome. But, you’ve allowed God to use them for His glory. I’m just really proud of the man you are.”
Don’t you think I was encouraged? Of course I was! In fact, it was one of those days I needed the call most. I’m so thankful for the people who have believed in me and invested in my life.
It was also another reminder to use my experience to encourage you:
Don’t let trials hold you back. Let them launch you into who God wants you to be.
All of us need encouraging at times.
Who could you encourage today?