“Encourage [motivate] one another.” Hebrews 3:13 CEV
Leslie was born with physical and mental challenges so severe that doctors had to remove his eyes. When he was six months old a nurse named May Lemke, who was raising five children of her own, adopted him and asked God to give him some kind of talent. When Leslie was 13 May bought a used piano and played some simple songs, hoping he’d respond. No expression – nothing. She continued trying to motivate her adopted son to engage in life. Then when he was 16 he pulled himself up to the piano, and without ever having touched a keyboard before, played a Tchaikovsky piano concerto. It was flawless, and May soon discovered that Leslie could play anything he heard. Then out of the blue one day he started singing, and that led to his playing and singing at concerts all over the country. All this came about because a mother facing incredible odds became a tireless motivator!
In the movie Seabiscuit: And American Legend, one of the characters, Tom Smith, who specialized in rehabilitating injured and abused horses, was asked why he kept a lame, aging horse. He replied, “You don’t throw away a whole life just because he’s banged up a little!” Consequently Seabiscuit, an undersized, overlooked thoroughbred, went on to win a Blue Ribbon. Thank God for motivators who make the difference between a trip to the glue factory or becoming a winner! Paul says, “Encourage [motivate] one another.” Somebody said, “Dreams always come a size too big so we can grow into them.” Motivators help you to dream big, then help you grow in order to fulfill your dream. People can run a long way on just a little encouragement. So become a motivator.
This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today