Today I wanted to talk about the power that we have to invest in someone else’s life by making our positive opinion on them known. When you believe in someone you are trusting that they have the potential to handle any situation they come across. It might not pretty, but they will be able to deal with what life has thrown at them. Be it a test, a morality issue, or a difficult patch in life you have the faith to know they will come out on the other end in one piece. A lot of times people are slow to hand out encouraging words and that’s a shame because there seems to be no shortage of hurtful ones. Too often, people are shy to share their thoughts and that’s normal because it can feel weird to tell someone that you have faith or believe in them. Although what good does your faith in someone do if they don’t know?
It does no good at all.
Sometimes life can kick you down and just knowing that someone out there believes in you can be the motivation you need to stand back up. Having someone believe in you can be the single most humbling and scariest thing to happen to you while also managing to be completely exhilarating at the same time. Even when you doubt yourself knowing that someone has unfailing belief in you just has a way of making you feel like you are able to do so much more. I can’t count the amount of times that I’ve hit rock bottom or felt like I was drowning in a situation way beyond my capabilities, but was bolstered by the belief that someone else had in me. I was only able to draw on the sense of strength that came with knowing that people trusted in my abilities because they told me. If they hadn’t I would have never know and would have never been able to talk myself through those hard times. Knowing that someone else hadn’t given up on me was enough to push me not to give up on myself. If they still thought I had it in me then shouldn’t I at least try?
Believing in someone can also have a positive affect on you. Just like having someone believe in you can push you to trust in yourself believing in someone else forces you to look for the strengths in people. When you believe in someone you stop focusing on where that person is weak and instead you linger where they are strong. Not to mention that knowing there is someone you can count on is a tremendous stress reliever because who can do it all? Not me.
Not everyone is strong all the time and no one can do everything on their own. Having people that you actually can count on creates a support network you can rely on. I have friends I swear by for certain things and all of my friends have their own unique strength that compliments my life and our relationship. Believe in someone and make sure to tell them that you do, too! You never know how valuable the knowledge that you have faith in them can be to them. Expressing your opinion can literally turn around someone’s point-of-view on not only life but themselves and that’s way too cool not share, right?