Do you want help with your relationship with family members and friends? Are you struggling to make connections and it seems the other person is speaking a foreign language? By this, I do not mean that you’re speaking English and the other person is speaking Spanish. I’m talking about the five languages of love described in Dr. Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages”.
For this blog post, I’ll be focusing on “Words of Affirmation”. It’s not just about a kind word or two. After reading the related chapter, I can see there’s a lot more to it. I’d like to share my own perspective on what I learned in Dr. Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages“. I’ll be doing the same thing for the other four love languages. Before we continue, let’s start with the obvious question.
In the past, I have been told to write about myself and the story of God healed my heart. It also helped that I developed a passion for digging into God’s Word and inner healing. You can see it plastered across my blog site and my YouTube channel. At first, the plan worded out and the Holy Spirit has certainly blessed me in the writing arena.
However, there is a limit to such a plan. People visit blog sites or watch YouTube channels for a simple reason. Does it fit my need or help with a problem? It’s great when the content creator is able to add a compelling story but the content still needs to answer that question. I watch Think Media because they create content that helps me in creating good content. I watch Paul Soares Jr’s videos because of the entertainment value. Do you get the idea?
Where am I going with this train? I would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming endeavor that will bless you, help others and Christianity Explained.
Are you struggling with social anxiety or acceptance? Do you feel like you’re being marginalized or ignored for some reason? You are not alone! I had to deal with the fear of not being accepted, for years. Though I won’t claim to have arrived, progress has been made in my overcoming this fear. I’d like to share some ideas that may be of help to you.
I know and can guess some of the questions that you may be asking. Who the heck am I to talk about being marginalized or social acceptance? I will invite you to watch the video that I’m uploading with this blog post. Take a look at my thumbnail. As you may guess, I do know a few things and I invite you to watch the video.
Depression? I know all about it because I dealt with it in the past. If you watched any of my YouTube videos on Christianity Explained then you’ll discover that I’m not most handsome man, around. ;-). I was born with serious disabilities in 1964 and hope was a scarce commodity. People with physical disabilities were generally not given an optimistic future and were relegated to borderline poverty.
I am told that it’s rare for anyone with low vision and a severe hearing loss to go to college. In the 60s, this reality had a lot of truth in it. In addition, I had a lot of other issues in my life. My heart was filled with fear and anxiety over how others perceived me. Where did I get this idea? It did not magically appear.
My Dad had a very negative view of the world and thought people would treat me badly and take advantage of my limitations. He was trying to prepare me for a world that may not be kind to me. Yes, there is a measure truth in this view; however, it’s not a majority viewpoint.
If you want more than I will invite you to read my book, “You Are Not A Lesser Human: An Anthology of Overcoming“. Yes, I did have that poor of an image of myself. It lies very much at the heart of my depression. How did I overcome my depression and how can my story help you?
Keep reading! I’m simply going to share some key points; not the book.
Are you struggling with being seen as different? I know the feelings since I’ve had to struggle with it since I was born. Because of my physical limitations, I had to approach things in a different manner. Yet, God created me with a purpose and a plan. Perhaps, you were not born with disabilities and didn’t face my challenges; however, we do face the same set of issues.
I would like to offer you some words of encouragement in overcoming the fear of being seen as different and the pressure to conform. For God, the Father did not weave our innermost frames to be cheap copies of the other person. For you were born with a unique set of gifts and talents to help you in what God, the Father is calling you into. You are not a mistake!