How often do you let someone else take credit for something you really did yourself? Or, because a compliment is embarrassing, you minimize something you accomplished? Why do we have such a difficult time believing in the gifts and talents we have, when we have been so fearfully and wonderfully made?
Sometimes we simply need the blessing of that “other” who encourages us to be who we are meant to be, to push beyond what we thought we could do, to remind us that God blew the breath of creation into our one and only unique soul. That “other” person, whoever it is in that moment of need, becomes the physical angel that we maybe prayed for or that we didn’t even know we needed.
I want to notice and be aware of those “others” in those moments when I cannot believe in myself. They are answers to prayers whispered in isolation when I need to know that I do not walk alone.