I am going to discuss two types of folks – role models and encouragers – in this section. Both are badly needed in our present circumstances. I don’t know of anybody who from time-to-time doesn’t need to have their “spirits” lifted. This can be because of mishaps that occur or simply because they get stuck in a routine. It can also be because of a supposed disconnect with God even though in reality God never leaves us. In any event, a word of encouragement can do wonders for us and that is true even when things are going well. In fact, it’s very important for us to thank folks for things done for us and to let our co-workers know when they have done something well.
There is also a definite need for role models in our society – persons to follow and emulate – and those role models should set the proper example. I have no doubt that youngsters began to look for role models very early in life. Usually the first place they look is in their family. For that reason, it’s important for parents to meet that responsibility and to be the very best role model possible for their children.
I have been blessed in my family to have a wife – Sara Baker Beasley – who has been the perfect role model for our children and grandchildren. She has never fallen short as a wife, mother, grandmother or even as a friend. Sara also must definitely has the gift of encouragement and that has helped hundreds of folks get through tough situations and to do better regardless of their situation or circumstances.
Unfortunately not all of our role models project an image that our young people should be exposed to. Many of the athletes, movie and TV stars, politicians and unfortunately parents in today’s world fail miserably when it comes to being the right sort of role model. The movies, TV shows and the internet tend to put those folks on sort of a pedestal and we are paying a price for it today. We should demand better!
My prayer is that we will all strive to be both encouragers and good role models (and we are role models in some respect regardless of what we do for a living) starting today. I know for a fact that if a person follows the example of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ folks around that person will be much better off. You may not really believe this – but I challenge each of you to try doing so for about a week and then do a review. You may be surprised or in some case it might reach the level of shock. Let’s consider the following verses.
For to this you were called, because Jesus also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps.
1 Peter 2:21
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
1 John 2:6
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Jesus also has loved us and given Himself for us, as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Nothing is impossible when we have Jesus with us and in us. He is the perfect role model for us in all areas of our life. If we trust Jesus to lead us in the right direction we will wind up in the right place and with the right mindset on any issue or with any problem large or small that we may encounter. Depending on Jesus’ direction will dictate what action we should take or whether we should act at all. We must have faith in God’s promises in every area of our lives. I will repeat the formula for dealing with life’s many problems and that is we must trust God and obey Him in every respect.
My words of encouragement for all of our readers this month are simply that God loves you and that is enough motivation for each person to become the Number One role model in their family, in their workplace, in their church, and really in every place they go or touch. When we follow the example of Jesus, without any doubt, we will be very good role models.
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