Today as I sit and meditate upon what God is doing to get us to Ireland I am remembering a basic, biblical principle. Throughout my life so far, people have believed in me. My wife, parents, mother-in-law, my church family, Rob McClure, Pastor McNabb, Brian McNabb, Ken Isom, Doug Everaard, Nick Callaway, Greg Tiffany, Eric Treuil, Loretta Wideman, Greg Mundis...the list goes on and on and on.
These people have allowed me to jump into life and make mistakes. They help me get back up. They teach me how to tend to my wounds in life, learn from my mistakes, and trust in God to direct my path. Because someone believed in me, it sparks me to try and give that feeling to someone else.
Check out 2 Timothy 2:2. This principle is called "transgenerational discipleship." Give someone a chance knowing they'll screw up. Help them get up and learn to try again. As they grow and mature, they will find engrained in them a priority and passion to do the same thing in the life of someone else. It's worth the effort. I promise.
Through my travels, I find people in whom I see great potential. I try to connect with them, reconnect with them, help them grow, plug them in with people who I know will make them better (or who they'll make better).
I want to challenge you...believe in someone. As someone who was given a chance I implore you on behalf of the forgotten, the no names, and the misfits. Look through God's eyes. When we look through His eyes suddenly things are possible that were once impossible. People are reachable who were once unreachable. The unchangeable world is suddenly changeable.
Believe in someone today.