“Sometimes a children’s book can have so much to say about my grown-up life. One of my favorite stories is “You are Special” by Max Lucado. At the end of the story, the main character is learning to deal with the dots people have stuck to him. The dots are symbolic of the labels people tend to put on each other.
The “aha” moment comes when the boy is told, “The dots only stick if you let them.”
I know it’s a kid’s story, but as an adult these words were an epiphany to me. It was a moment of complete revelation to understand the simple principal of not letting other people’s opinions and comments define me.
Over the years I’ve learned to embrace the mantra, “Don’t let other people’s compliments go to your head nor their criticisms go to your heart.”
It’s not easy, but it is quite the start to embracing who I’m meant to be.” -Lysa TerKeurst
From today’s P31 Radio Show, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee” — a production of Proverbs 31 Ministries
We are so excited to launch "Youth in Prayer." The Lord is lifting up leaders to take on this new ministry. Our prayer is that many teens will be brought to their knees in prayer and worship to our Lord and Savior. We have some exciting topics we'll be discussing. You will also be hearing from other teenagers and their testimonies. Please keep us in your prayers - we hope this ministry will touch the lives of many teenagers!