‘You are so blessed’: Gary Valenciano encourages son Gab in birthday message

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano took to Instagram today to pen an inspiring birthday message for his son Gab Valenciano

In his post, Gary reminded his son that God sees his struggles and has chosen him to cope with them.

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You’re now 32 son. You’ve already gone through what most would rather not go through. You’ve been hit, you’ve been targeted, you’ve been judged and unforgiven in so many ways by people who don’t know much about who and what you really are. Yet here you are son…living with certain conditions that most will never fully understand; reaching out to those only you would understand. And that for me, tells me who you really are. You are so blessed son…much more than just being a Valenciano, but because of how God has chosen you despite all the bashing and hatred hurled at you, to shine with compassion for those in need.. Rarely have I come to your defense because it’s a waste of time trying to explain to those with no heart. But that is one thing you have so much of son…HEART!!! There’s one thing that God revealed to me recently during my time with Him and I’d like to share it with you. He isn’t after the perfection of our performance but the persistence of our pursuit…of Him. It was never promised to be an easy task to follow Jesus son, but you have proven time and time again that you are passionate with the things you love and you are willing to persevere for those who mean so much to you. So let all others say what they want to…He sees your struggles and how you’ve chosen to cope with it…oh and He sees all of what those others do too. I know who He’s smiling on😊👍🏼🙏🏼 . Love you son. We all do. Have a happy happy happy bday k? I hope you feel my hug in your spirit. Can’t wait to see you again…soon!!!!

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“You’ve already gone through what most would rather not go through. You’ve been hit, you’ve been targeted, you’ve been judged and unforgiven in so many ways by people who don’t know much about who and what you really are,” he said. 

The older Valenciano admitted he rarely comes to the defense of his son but it is only because he believes there is no use explaining to people with “no hearts.”

He also shared what God “revealed” to him recently. 

“He isn’t after the perfection of our performance but the persistence of our pursuit… of Him. It was never promised to be an easy talk to follow Jesus son, but you have proven time and time again that you are passionate with the things you love and you are willing to persevere for those who mean so much to you,” he said. 

“So let all others say what they want to… He sees your struggles and know you’ve chosen to cope with it,” he added.

Just recently, Gab opened up once again on his battle with clinical depression. In his Instagram post, he mentioned how grateful he is for being surrounded by beautiful people while he copes. 

If you or anyone you know is struggling with anxiety and depression, here are numbers you can call:

  • (02) 805-HOPE (4673)
  • 0917 558 HOPE (4673) and 2919

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