Whether your love language is words of affirmation, acts of service or quality time, we can all benefit from words of encouragement.
To be acknowledged in some way for your work or your efforts has the power to turn your day around.
Maybe you have been an employee at your work for a few years and you pour everything you have into your job, working hard and doing a great job, but no one ever stops to affirm you or let you know what an asset to the team you are. After working all day and coming home to cook dinner, clean dishes and prepare for the next day to start again life can start to feel monotonous and exhausting.
This is where words have the power to transform, where we each have the ability to encourage the person next to us.
We get so focused on our to-do lists that we don’t always take the time to stop and notice the person next to us, whether that’s a family member, friend, coworker or stranger.
Imagine if we took the time to notice the good in others, to thank each other, build one another up.
Have a mission each day or once a week to intentionally tell someone that you’re rooting for them-friends, family, co-workers or whomever you feel led to encourage. It can be as simple as catching a coworker in the break room and using that opportunity to point out how much you admire their determination or how you have noticed their hard work on a certain project.
Or invite a friend to coffee and tell them how much it meant to you that they were there for you during that hard time.
Moments of sincerity and encouragement can go a long way and we all have the power to lift others up.
There are enough people telling us we must be more intelligent, more determined, lets also create a conversation of words that will highlight the qualities we excel at.
Root for each other…
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Ephesians 1:15-21
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