Hey guys! Happy new year and happy Monday.
I have been really sick this weekend, so it's all I can do to sit here and type, but I wanted to encourage you all with something I was just thinking about:
No matter what our day holds,
We can all be encouragers.
We may not always love Mondays.
We may not be able to solve a problem we've been dealing with.
We may not have gotten everything done over the weekend that we needed to.
But we can all choose to encourage those we come in contact with.
God gifts each of us differently. Encouragement is usually pretty easy for me, but patience is not. Taylor, however, is one of the most patient people I've ever met in my entire life, but he isn't always a verbal encourager. We are all gifted for different things, but that doesn't mean we can't also get better at our weaknesses.
So I get it if you aren't someone who naturally encourages others. But think about it: what better way to start your week than to determine that you will find a way to encourage someone you work with? I think that could turn a "blah Monday" into something excellent!
And on the flip side, if your gift is encouragement, won't you join me in practicing patience, or humility, or whatever it is that is your weak point?
We can't expect life to get better if we don't actively work to make it that way. Oh, and don't forget: God's strength is much stronger than anything we could ever do on our own.