Confession; I’ve been in a bit of a “funk” over the last few weeks. I have a few projects I’m working on and truth be told, I have been getting discouraged. I’ve started getting down on myself and wondering why even bother. Well this isn’t anything new; I’ve been in “funks” before, but this time I decided to approach it in a different way.
Recently DaySpring (who I absolutely LOVE) send me a bunch of cards to use to encourage others and though I myself wasn’t feeling very encouraged I decided to let some of the women who I get to walk through life with know how much I value their friendships and how thankful I am to have them in my life.
You see I have not always had a “tribe”. By that I mean I haven’t always had “sisters”, girlfriends who I love and who love me back. Women who have had my back and who have been there to pray for and with me. Who inspire me and can see the best in me even when I can’t. But at this season of my life I do. So rather than have a “pity party” for ME, I wanted to celebrate THEM. It was time to encourage my “encouragers”.
A few years ago I heard a message preached about how sometimes we need to get out of our own “selves” and focus on others we’re feeling down. That sermon has really stayed with me. It seems counter intuitive but it really works.
I’m not feeling so “funky” anymore. Rather, I feel incredibly blessed and have a renewed sense of purpose. There really is great blessing in ridding ourselves of “ourselves” and taking time our to bless others.
Is there someone in your life you could bless with a card or a simple note? Or have you been blessed by a note of encouragement?
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