If your childhood was like mine, in school, there were the so-called ‘cool kids’, the so-called ‘nobodys’ and those who were bullied.

Many times, I would notice a ‘nobody’ or ‘nerd’ getting some attention from one of the ‘cool kids’, or getting some positive form of affirmation from someone else…

They may have been told they looked nice that day…

They may have been told they did a good job…

They may have been asked to sit at the ‘cool table’ at lunch…

They may have scored a goal or done well in gym class…

I would see the look of joy on the face of the ‘nobody’, the ‘nerd’, the bullied kid…

But then, I would notice one or more of the ‘cool kids’ quickly steal that moment of joy and put them back in their place. This is very well illustrated in the clip above from the 80’s movie, “Can’t Buy Me Love” .

How many times have you heard someone accuse someone else of needing too much affirmation?

The truth is we all need affirmation, but there are some people who, because of their personality, charisma, talent or even anointing, who naturally get MORE affirmation than others. And, it’s amazing how some of these people will accuse others of ‘needing too much affirmation’ especially when they feel it threatens theirs.

God, through Apostle Paul, admonished us to show affection to one another, and esteem one another higher to ourselves.

Romans 12:10  (NKJV)

10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

 Philippians 2:3  (NKJV)

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

By doing so, positive attention will be reciprocated and we can all have our need for affirmation to be fulfilled.

There’s enough to go around for everyone.

You may also enjoy this article…DOES YOUR WORKPLACE PROVE HOW SOME OF US NEVER GROW UP?

BE BLESSTIFIED!

 

 

 

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God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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