Every day, we have 3 choices: 1. To encourage someone 2. To tear someone down 3. To simply do nothing
As bad as it sounds, sometimes offering a word of encouragement can be a challenge. Taking our eyes off of ourselves and noticing others takes intention and effort.
Offering encouragement can also be uncomfortable. You run the risk of talking to a brick wall. Of somebody not receiving your words in a way that you expected. You run the risk of being vulnerable.
BUT THOSE WORDS OF YOURS ARE POWERFUL!!!!!!
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” -Proverbs 12:25
Isn’t that the truth! Have you ever had a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day” and then someone comes along and tells you that they appreciate you? Maybe you received a hug or a high-five or a smile, that’s cool too….ENCOURAGEMENT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE VERBAL…..JUST FULL OF LOVE.
So today, I ENCOURAGE you to be an ENCOURAGEMENT to somebody, anybody…..I’ll try right along with you.
In a strange way, as we lift others up, we become empowered ourselves. I think God designed it that way.