I’m a great believer in the power of encouragement. Ever since I was young, I’ve cultivated a habit of encouraging others in their gifts.Complimenting people on great work and speaking truth into their lives.
When I was younger, especially during my teenage years, I wasn’t encouraged so much. The difficulties going on in my family at the time tended to mean I didn’t get much encouragement, and this was compounded by the bullying I received at school. There were a few people who encouraged me, and when they did, I felt invincible. I felt I could do anything.
But those moments were all too few.
So I resolved back then I would encourage people. I decided I would be a force for encouragement in the world. No one I knew would ever have to deal with what I had dealt with.
The funny thing about my teenage years is there was one gift, one talent, which I was encouraged in by everyone. Teachers, parents and even friends.
Can you guess what it was?
Now, writing is one of my biggest joys, my greatest gifts and has become a vocation, a calling.
Is it any coincidence the gift most encouraged in me, was the gift which has (more…)