Call a Friend

Have you ever listened to a motivational speaker? Their pitch is almost always a message of self-empowerment. As an old high-school cheerleader myself, (from a long way back, I might add!) motivational leaders are a little like cheerleaders with a message. Whatever the genre, the motivational message is to “take control,” or “be in charge” of your thoughts.

Human beings pay lots of money and spend countless hours flocking to hear the message that for 2000 years has been readily available in the Bible. Maybe you have heard the saying, “you are what you think,” another message touted by motivational cheerleaders? Well, how about turning to Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (NIV).

Friend, I don’t know what challenges or situations you may be experiencing in your life, but I do know, that God has not left us without a solution. In addition to being the Savior of the world, Jesus was the greatest “motivational speaker” ever known! When He spoke to His audiences, He said, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and will bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you” (John 14:26, ESV). Every word Jesus spoke during His earthly existence was to help you and me navigate through this world. For those of us who are not very good notetakers, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will first, “teach [us].” Then, if we forget the lesson, the Holy Spirit “will bring to [our] remembrance all things.”

For someone like me, who can’t remember what I ate at my last meal, I love having a “Helper” to remind me of all of God’s promises. Call on the Holy Spirit—He wants to help you, too!