My pastor once said that we believe lies that have us believe that our areas of strength are areas of weakness.
Once, I shared with Joy Yang, Stephen J Yang, and Albert Alby Wang that a lie I was believing was that I am insignificant and unimportant. I shared that I believed that no one would be interested in what I have to say, because I am a dull and bland person.
Joy said “That’s so crazy to hear, Joel, because I feel the opposite when I talk to you. When I talk to you, I can tell that you are really listening to me, and I feel important and valued. You have the ability to help people believe that they are valued and honored.”
Once again, thank you to Joy, Stephen, Albert, and all who listen well.