The dad of a boy Joshua plays football with gave me a great honor tonight. The dad asked me to call his son (not the son who plays football with Joshua, but an older son). The son is going through some tough times and the dad thought I might have a few words to encourage him.
I am awestruck at the trust this dad placed in me. He dialed the cell phone and told his son, there is someone who wants to talk to him. It's not like I am Tony Dungy or anything, but a great honor to speak some words of enncouragement to this young man.
We need to be cultivating relationships in order to enter into these conversations. Who are you building a relationship with?