Whatever your Niche, Embrace it!

Posted: October 14, 2009 in October 2009
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Story of the day:  Whatever your niche, embrace it!

In a cartoon some years ago a little guy was taking heat from his sister and friends for a newly found “calling”–patting little birds on the head.  The distressed birds would approach, lower their little feathered pates to be patted, sigh deeply, and walk away satisfied.  It brought him no end of fulfillment–in spite of the teasing he took from others.  “What’s wrong with patting birds on the head?”  he wanted to know.  “What’s wrong with it?” his embarrassed friends replied.  “No one else does it!”

If your niche is encouraging, please don’t stop.  If it is embracing, demonstrating warmth, compassion, and mercy to feathers that have been ruffled by offense and bruised by adversity, for goodness’ sake, keep stroking.  Don’t quit, whatever you do.  If God made you a “patter,” then keep on patting to the glory of God. [Swindoll, Charles.  1998.  Swindoll’s Ultimate Book of Illustrations and Quotes, pg.178.]

Quote of the day:  Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.”

Bible verse of the day:  Romans 1:12 (NKJV)

“that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You so very much for those people known as “patters”.  They are such a joy to be around and offer such great encouragement.  You have gifted them each to have warmth, compassion, and loving kindness for those that they are surrounded by.  I pray that You continue to use them mightily for Your kingdom, that they may know what a great joy they are to be around.  I love You and thank You for this blessed day!

In Jesus Name I pray,



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