Encouragement is one of your most powerful allies in the world. Encouragement can turn a fearful wanderer into a courageous visionary. It can cause a shambled marriage to be infused with life. It can turn an insecure dreamer into a confident accomplisher. And, it can take an apathetic heart & set it on fire with relentless passion!
Recently, I was overwhelmed to hear one of my friends share with me how the encouragement from a message I preached, The Risk of Faith, inspired the courage she needed to move forward & begin her own dessert business. Now her business, P31 Cakes, is picking up. She has shipped orders across the country & has even been invited to sell her desserts in a restaurant! All because of encouragement.
You often don’t realize how powerful encouraging words are to you or people around you. Encouragement literally means, “to inspire courage.” Through your words you have the power to infuse courage into the heart & mind of another. Your encouragement can help someone take a step that they desire to take by giving them an inspirational nudge; it can help someone go from “I know I can” to “I’m doing it!”
Today’s W.R.A.P. (Wednesdays Random Act on Purpose) is for you to intentionally encourage 2 people around you in what they are doing or dream of doing. Perhaps it is a coworker you see working hard who needs some inspiration. Maybe it is your spouse who has been working hard on an area in his or her life, or maybe it is your leader or child. Whoever it may be, find 2 people that you can give specific & intentional encouragement to in order to inspire courage in their life. You never know, you may be inspiring a future New York Time Best Seller, Teacher of the Year, Pastor, World Traveler, or Business Owner.
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How has the encouragement from another inspired you to move forward in an area of your life? When you gave encouragement to your 2 people, how did they respond?