Wednesday Word // Encouragement.


Wednesday's Words
What has God taught you about encouraging others in the blog world / real world?
 

Whew! Can I start with that?!  First, let me address the "What has God taught you" portion of the sentence.  God has taught me SO many things, but and foremost God has taught me to trust Him in every situation.  Lately, I've found myself in the dark on so many decisions / events in life and I've left my full trust in His care.  And I feel wonderful.  I feel encouraged. 
 
 
So, what has He taught me about encouraging others?  It is vital.  It is as necessary as taking the next breath of life.  Without Him, we are dying and going to hell.  Living a good life doesn't give you that automatic pass into Heaven's gates.  We have to earn our keep and God is there pushing us the entire way.
 
o "It's scary."  You are dang right it's scary.  Don't you think God knows you are scared and shy to stand up for Him?  He is challenging you, friend.
 
 
o "I don't know what to say."  None of us do.  God will provide the words, you provide the source.
 
 
o "I don't know enough to tell anyone else."  Honestly, this is the one that gets me the most.  For a long time I feared that I didn't have all the answers for a lost soul.  And then God smacked me in the face and I realized I'll never have ALL the answers.  That's why he wants all His children to come to Him.  He is our safe-house. 
 
 
STOP making excuses.  Get out there and tell a friend / family member about God's love for you and I.  We are His children.  And I for one want all my loved ones with me one day when we are walking into those pearly gates. 
 
 
So, to answer the prompt, God has taught me to be ME.  He has taught me to stand up for what I believe in and not feel ashamed by it.  He has taught me that He is my Father and will be there for me and you in every situation in life.  He has taught me to pray, and pray hard, for our world and our brothers. 
 
God has taught me encouragement and He has shown me encouragement.
 
 
What has He taught you? 

7 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this post. It's nice to see that I'm not alone when it comes to having doubts sometimes. But if you continue to put one foot in front of the other, God will see you through!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. thanks for sharing. This is exactly what I needed. Between the post and a scene from the princess diaries I'm slowly starting to feel like myself. I realized how much I have said "i" in a day. It's not about me. it's about Him.

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  3. Oh, Kayla, you are speaking straight to my heart right now! It is so important to focus on what would best glorify God and not worry about our own insecurities! And please let me know when you are ready to contribute to Prayerful Bloggers because our members need to hear your amazing words!

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  4. This was so beautiful! I love what the Lord has been teaching you, He is teaching me that very thing!

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  5. I love this! I've always used the excuse of "I don't have all the answers" until the Lord brought it to my attention, just like you, that I will NEVER have all the answers. Thank you so much for linking up with us and sharing your heart.

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  6. Beautiful! sometimes it's difficult to gain the courage to really speak up and get out of our comfort zones, but I've come to know that feeling inside when God is saying, "Jenna, DO IT" and so I'll do it usually. It's not easy, that's for sure. You're right, though, God will give us the words to say if we just listen.

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