Since learning the lesson I wrote about in "My Circle," I have been amazed the number of times the Lord has sent me affirmation through someone without me seeking it out. Strange things, humorous things, and often things right in the areas I wanted affirmation the most. For example, I am very concerned about physical fitness. I am in training right now for a half marathon. I lift weights a couple times a week. I have maintained myself pretty well for a nearly 54 year old guy. So, the other night my wife and I were out for a walk and this jogger stops his run and asks me if I won a car from "Men’s Health." He said, he had seen me out running without a shirt on and thought I was the guy he saw pictured in a magazine that had won a car through some fitness challenge. He said some other nice stuff and jogged off! I can think of a half dozen or so times since writing that article that I clearly knew, and smiled in knowing, the Father was sending me some affirmation! It has really helped me become much more sure of who I am in Him. I know it has freed me to not seek affirmation on my own for myself. He is trustworthy with any area of life you choose to trust Him in. Live to feel His smile on your life.