We all need it.
And we should all give it away. And sometimes, for whatever reason, that’s hard to do.
I took a poll on Facebook, asking the simple question:
“What’s stopping us from ENCOURAGING one another?”
Jealousy. Insecurities. Pride.
Pretty sure those aren’t fruits of the Spirit. Actually the exact opposite.
Unfortunately I have people in my life that wouldn’t be sad if I failed. Not that they’re out to get me (lol) but they wouldn’t be heartbroken if I didn’t succeed in these things that I’m putting my hands to. As much as that saddens me, I get it. I have those feelings sometimes. They’re fleeting and last only a split second but they come. I’m betting (because you’re a human reading this post and not a robot) that you might have these feelings too. The thing is this –> those “enemies” are the people we’re called to love on. And support. And encourage. It’s easy to love on your friends. It’s quite a different story when it’s someone who doesn’t have your best interest in mind.
I want to be the kind of woman who is known for her kindness. I want to support everyone, even when it’s hard to do. No, ESPECIALLY when it’s hard to do. I want to speak blessings on those that compete with me. I want to support small businesses that need an extra “like” on Facebook. I want to stop gossip before it starts – to be that person you don’t go to when you want to trash talk someone else. (This is an act of support too, however passive it might seem.)
I want to be someone you’d want on your team. Because I add and I don’t subtract.
And I want to support you no matter who you are.
Because I’m called to do so. And because I really do want to see you succeed!
QUESTION: How can show support for one another?? What gets in the way of that?