Holy Moments Unleash a Tidal Wave of Goodness
“Yeah. Wow. What do you think? It is so simple and if you read it or if you're just hearing it now, it's like okay. I don't need to read it again. I don't need to hear it again. I just go do it. There's bound to be some resistance, too. So what do you think some obstacles are to someone who's going to say, "Okay, I'm open to the idea. I'm going to try to have a holy moment today." What obstacles do you think they might face and how much you speak into those?”
“I often talk about the holy spirit as the great encourager, and everything that is evil in this world discourages us. I think you have to be mindful of anytime you feel discouraged, where is that coming from? Because it is isn't coming from God. Great fathers are great encouragers when they're at their best. Discouragement is sort of a poison that leads us away from what is possible. It's sort of a voice of impossibility, whereas encouragement is a voice of possibility. I think discouragement is one obstacle that people will face. It comes in many forms. It comes in self-talk. It doesn't have to be someone else discouraging us. It comes in self talk, and the most common form of self talk in these types of things is, that's not going to make a difference. It's such a small thing, it's not going to make a difference.
The problem is that it does create a butterfly effect, a ripple effect. You don't know what your goodness will end up accomplishing. I'm sitting here today, that guy having coffee with me, playing basketball with me, taking me in the nursing home, in his wildest imaginations could not have imagined the ripple effect that his goodness, his generosity, him pouring himself into me, has had on me, on the people who are personally connected to me in my life, and to the millions of millions of people who have heard me speak and read my books and been impacted by the message. So goodness never dies. It goes somewhere to live. The tiniest act of goodness transfers to another person, transfers to another person, on and on and on. It multiplies and magnifies. I think the obstacle is discouragement, and we have to be very mindful of that.”
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