Our Note to Guys: The Guy Who Made a Difference in Your Life

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Our Note to Guys: The Guy Who Made a Difference in Your Life

By Sarah and Selma Komisky

QUESTION: Who is the Guy Who Made A Difference in Your Life?

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

– Micah 6:8 (ESV)

This is our prayer for you.


“My youth pastor! He was a wise, loving, and calm voice in the midst of my tumultuous teen years.”

“My father has made the biggest difference in my life- in all aspects of it. His unending love and wisdom have always been there to guide me and help me decide which paths to take. While many of the paths have been the more difficult route, every time I have been able to look back and see his foreseen wisdom in his guidance.”

“It’s going to sound kind of cliché, but hands down I’d have to say my dad. He’s impacted my life in more ways than I can count, but the two that stand out are the way he loves my mom and I and his work ethic. I’m beyond blessed to have a man like my dad to look up to and pray that one day God blesses me with someone  like him one day. He’s loving, compassionate, understanding and definitely wise beyond his years. I can trust him with anything and when I need advice I know that he’ll not only listen but always point me back to God and strengthening my faith. Because I was lucky enough to be raised by such amazing parents and a true role model of what a Godly man should be like with his family that has shaped me into the woman I am today. And for making such a huge difference in my life, I want to thank him for that. Thanks for all that you do Pop, I’m extremely grateful!”

“The guys that have made the biggest difference in my life are my trigonometry professor during college, and my husband. My trigonometry professor taught me that I am smart. I would sob in hopelessness at his desk during office hours’ tutoring.  He would stay with me through my agony, and help me with my million questions and fears, and he taught me that my questions were intelligent, and that with patience and perseverance I could pretty much do anything. I’m so grateful for that. My husband has done the same for me with emotional wounds I’m recovering from. He just loves me through my pain and tears without trying to “fix” anything, just accepting me and hugging me and reassuring me with compassion and patience.  I know a girl’s or woman’s  tears can really freak guys out, but a little tenderness and  empathy go a surprisingly long way!”

“My father. He showed me a glimpse of God’s unforced love. My father never forced me or my siblings to do anything we didn’t want to do, but he set the example of honoring the Lord in the big and small, integrity, seeking wisdom, and working hard. In return I found myself always wanting to do the better choice out of love for God and love to please my dad.”

“The guy that made a difference in my life was a guy who was an all-around nice guy. He was talented, educated, funny and a black belt in the martial arts. But none of that is what made the difference. He had newly committed his life to Christ! I could hear and see the love and excitement he had as a result of that. He shared his testimony and invited me to his church. As a result, I came to know Christ as well. I will forever be grateful for the impact he had on my life.”

“The guy who has made a difference in my life is my dad. I remember one time I did something I was extremely ashamed of and I confessed to God but felt the need to tell my dad as well. After I told him, he treated me with grace and told me not to live in guilt anymore. It was a perfect picture of how God, our heavenly Father, forgives us and it led me to a place of freedom.”

“I want to thank all the men who let me be me and didn’t treat me less as a female but let me have a voice. Jesus, number one. Then my dad who always respected my mom and I. He always told us we were beautiful no matter what we looked like, elevated us, respected us, and advocated for women in general. He never put my down my mom or talked about other women. I always felt like I was on equal footing, that my opinions mattered, I was free to dream, and free to be  vibrant and spirited me. My uncle who let me create, exposed me to art, new cuisine, good literature, and helped mold me into a cultured young lady. My professor who is a mentor that I cherish who believed in me, gave me opportunity and support in my career. I  would also add to the list my pastor who taught and showed me grace. Plus, every guy who ever gave respect. Thank you for letting me see Jesus through you.”

“My husband: First showed me the love of Christ and came alongside me showing me how to pray and read my Bible, having a daily devotion time with God. He also showed me what it looked like to walk with Christ and share Christ with others and that’s the reason I feel in love with him for his love for Christ. My brother: He always looked after me through his love as a big brother. My pastor: Pastor Chuck Smith was someone I was blessed to sit under his teaching for twenty plus years at Calvary Costa Mesa. He taught me how to love the Word of God. My friend:

He shared the gospel with me and that’s how I came to know Christ and why I am passionate about sharing the Word with others.”