I’ve been thinking about encouragement a lot over the past few months. That little voice whispering “you can do this” has always been so important to me. Sometimes I’ve heard it from someone else, and sometimes I’ve whispered it to myself. Maybe encouragement is one of my love languages?
A simple “You got this” or “I believe in you” or “I knew you could do it” can make all the difference in the world to someone. Encouragement is so healing and restoring. One kind and honest word can mean everything to another person. How awesome is it that encouragement is free and readily available for us to give to each other????
So………um……..then…..why don’t we?
Why don’t we encourage each other more? Is it really that hard to be a healer and a restorer? Is it really that hard to offer an uplifting word to friends and even to strangers?
Why will people shout criticism and condemnation from the rooftops, but won’t put that same effort into encouraging each other? I don’t get it.
Not long ago I heard someone say that God doesn’t have a voice on earth, He has us.
BOOM! Mind blown.
That’s it. He’s counting on US to be the voice of love and blessing to each other. I love this! It’s not just about family and friends – it’s about co-workers, the mailman, the guy who stands at the 490 exit at Goodman Street holding a sign that says please help; it’s about the cashier at Wegman’s, the guy behind the counter at 7-11 where I get my coffee every morning, the lady at the bank, and it’s about so much more. It’s about everyone.
It’s about love. Encouragement = love
BOOM! Mind blown again.
So, today, right now, whatever is going on in your life, I want you to know that I love you and I believe in you. You got this.