We need people in our lives to encourage us, and we need to encourage the people in our lives and help them reach their potential. It is extremely hard to do things on our own, without those around us giving us praise and cheering us along.
Imagine a ball team that would play the game without anyone in the stands, or without their cheerleaders. Probably would be a very boring and difficult game. We all need cheerleaders, and people to urge us forward in everything that we do.
The word “encourage” means to “urge forward.” Many times, you can see things in other people that they don’t see themselves. You can see their strengths and talents. Don’t assume that people see what you see in them.
Take a moment and encourage them either with a kind word or a simple note. When you take the time to lift others up, it also lifts you up at the same time whether you see it or not. The same goes for the words we choose to use on a daily basis. The power of the tongue is something is so overlooked just the same as not encouraging others. These two are very similar in ways. Be careful with the words you choose to use, and be very careful with the people that you choose to hang out with. You can never go wrong by surrounding yourself with people who make you feel good about yourself.
So many people in this world we live in are more worried about murmuring, gossiping, and trying their best to hurt others with their words. Instead, be the person opposite of those types of negative people and raise people up, hear them on in whatever it is that they are doing. Be their cheerleader!
There might be a special gift you can give that will remind them of their goal or dream. In whatever way you can, urge the people in your life to keep moving forward. If you’ll be a people builder and help others fulfill their dreams, God will help you fulfill your dreams also, and you’ll live in blessing all the days of your life.