This I Believe

Tammy - Calhoun, Georgia
Entered on September 22, 2007
Age Group: 30 - 50

I believe in the power of positive influence. Positive influence can be found in many places and applied to many situations in life. I feel you should seek out those that reveal that influence in your life.

The primary place which I have found positive influence is within my church. My pastor, Wesley Hunt, is probably the most positive person I have ever met. This man is able to see the light in all of life’s trying situations. I have seen his positive views in love for people, financial issues, and in his ability to handle the disagreements that happen even in the best of churches.

In seeking out positive influence in my life I have recently made a new friend, Dr. Brenda Robinson. I recently had the blessed experience of sharing time with her and her family. Dr. Robinson leads a ministry called New Desire. Her desire is to share God’s love with people. She is 46 years old, doctors told her she would not live past the age of 30. She has suffered from cancer and severe seizures in the past and believes God healed her to work for him. She leads many women’s conferences fulfilling her commitment to show other women how to find the positive in their lives. She also teaches how to reveal your own positive influence and how you impact others.

I also find positive influence in my daughter, Dallas. Children have an ability, that we lose as adults, to see the positive in light of any situation. If I find myself discouraged she always confirms how much she believes in me and my abilities.

I am a firm believer in positive influence. I believe each of us has the ability to influence someone. We each should seek to make that influence positive