Imagine you were being honored with a special award for your accomplishments. During the award ceremony, different people would be called on stage to say a few words about you. As you are sitting
there in anticipation to hear what they have to say, would you be excited or worried? What would these people have to say about you? What a great person you are and how you inspired their lives?
Or that they thought long and hard but just couldn't find any positive words to say about you?
Well, the truth is that certainly great things would be spoken of you. How do I know that? Because God speaks good and marvelous things about us! Which means if you carry that atmosphere with you, others won't have a choice but do the same.
This month is special because it's my birthday month and on my birthday I usually take a break to reflect on the past year and life in general. But more so I use this unique day to celebrate. To celebrate me, the fantastic people in my life, the greatness in and around me and how abundantly blessed I am, making strides always. Never have I celebrated a birthday thinking "Oh my, another year added to my life and nothing accomplished." On the contrary, it's always a celebration of victory, love, joy, and peace. I'm still here, healthy and strong, full of life and laughter, with a bag filled with amazing memories and accomplishments and an even bigger suitcase of great things to come.
Even though, it's not our life mission to please others I do find comfort in knowing that great things are spoken of me wherever I go. How could it be any other way? Now you might think, "Woohoo,
a bit more humility would be in order here!" But there's a difference between knowing who you are and being humble. I am a product of who God made me. Therefore I can boldly say that all the
things praiseworthy in my life are gifts received from above, so why not declare and celebrate that?
So, as you join the celebration, also celebrate yourself. If you're in doubt and not sure if great things are spoken of you, then read this: "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;" I Peter 2:9 NKJV Always have the mindset of wanting to be the person great things will be spoken of, because you are great!