I was talking to a friend last night that I’ve made through this whole blogging adventure and she said “You are so kind.” Just a simple sentence that made a huge impact on my heart. I realized that I had been cheering her on and in her corner and SHE NOTICED. I am not saying this to get a “well done” or a pat on the back- I am saying this because I have people in my life that cheer me on, we all need them. We all have our bad days, our days where we want to quit and give up. Where our fears seem to slowly sallow us up and we find ourselves in the dark. But when we have a tribe behind us of encouragers, of people who are backing us and thinking of us- lifting us up and pulling us out — even when we don’t have confidence in ourselves we are able to find a sliver of that confidence. And we are able to fake it until we make it.
In the same capacity I was telling her that when I believe in people and voice that belief it gives me confidence and speaks life into me. It empowers me to push myself to do things that I maybe would have given up on. So whenever you can speak life and breathe in hope for yourself.
See we aren’t made to walk this road alone. We are made for community- whether it’s people to show us our darkness or give us a boost of confidence. We need truth speakers, light sheders, hope restorers, people who cover us in kindness when we feel alone.
I saw this quote the other day and it hit me in a impacting life changing way-
“Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already.” -Dave Willis
Sometimes we are our worst critics you don’t know how people think of themselves so err on the side of caution and just be nice because what you give you will get back!
“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults- unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back – given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”
Luke 6: 37-38 msg
You are loved, you are valued and you have an impact.