Katherine Walden

Have you ever noticed that the world viciously attacks and slanders those who appear to be ‘too happy and too loving’, suspecting that their happiness and loving actions are all an act? And yet, the world either leaves the “terminally negative” people much to their own devices or, worse yet, it idolizes such negativity and labels it savvy, wise, and discerning.

Unfortunately, this mindset has infiltrated many churches and some ministries built their platform around labelling the happy ones as heretics.

Danny Silk

The core belief that each person is beautifully unique and valuable, and that there are enough opportunities and resources in the world for every one of us to “happen”– as opposed to the lies that are not valuable and there is not enough for us all to flourish or succeed– leads us to commit to building relationships with high levels of encouragement, affirmation, generosity, and calls to excellence.

Billy Graham

Some people have a warped idea of living the Christian life. Seeing talented, successful Christians, they attempt to imitate them. For them, the grass on the other side of the fence is always greener. But when they discover that their own gifts are different or their contributions are more modest (or even invisible), they collapse in discouragement and overlook genuine opportunities that are open to them. They have forgotten that they are here to serve Christ, not themselves.