I often find myself speaking life into situations for others when our paths cross. Ironically, when it’s my turn, I find it a challenge to hold on to that encouragement for my life. I think most people can relate to this.
You see, we all possess strength when it comes to comforting others, but when we find ourselves in the midst of our own struggles, we temporarily lose sight of what we know to be truth and fail to rest in God’s promises.
So, the roles tend to reverse and we, ourselves, suddenly need encouragement.
I guess it’s just normal human behavior to fall victim to our flesh and wallow in our emotions when times get tough. At some point, however, we need to come to our senses and trust God.
Encouragement is often passed around, recycled, renewed, and reused over and over amidst the people, or should I say, the Christian spirits of this world.
It is a blessing and an honor to be surrounded by like-minded people, family and friends alike, who encourage me when I need it.
Do you ever find yourself in a moment where you see a need to speak life into someone through encouragement? Do you go to them? Or, do you just hang back and observe?
I challenge you to listen to that voice that prompts you to encourage someone when you see a need, with their consent, of course.
You’ll experience great joy in knowing that through encouragement initiated by the Holy Spirit, you’ve touched someone’s life and helped them replace their sadness with joy, love, and hope.