I recently read something where the writer was blatantly speaking out about an opinion on something. And that's fine, I am all for speaking your mind. What I don't get is how come you need to put the opposing side or way of thinking, down in the process. Putting others down in order to elevate yourself. That sounds so harsh and you probably thought right away "oh I don't do that!" Really? Are you sure? Because I think we can all be guilty of this sometimes. We state our opinion as if it's the end all be all and anything to the contrary is just plain wrong or ridiculous.
There are so many different topics I could use as an example but instead of making it about that, I would rather use this space to speak life into each of you...
You were made for a purpose. You are unique. You are not like anyone else. You have talents and gifts and abilities that not everyone does. You are beautiful. You are capable. You are well able. Your dreams, wishes, and goals can be fulfilled. Those things you wish you could do? You can. Your opinion is your own. It may not be what someone elses is, but that doesn't mean it's wrong and vice versa. You have the ability to do great things. God has given you a mind,wisdom and inspirations to speak your own words, your own ideas and to be your own person. No one else can be you. You are special.
And In stead of sitting back wishing, hoping, dreaming that you could do something or be like someone else. Go out and do it. Try it and do it in your own way and your own style. Don't let jealousy cloud your own ability or keep you from doing your own thing. Jealousy is an ugly thing. Confidence is beautiful. Confidence in who you are and who God made you to be.
Create a culture of encouragement around you. We all have a sphere of influence. What are you putting into yours? Speak Life. Encourage. Uplift. Motivate. Inspire.
Will you take a second to pay someone a compliment or nice gesture? Be genuine. Let it be from your heart. If you've wanted to say something or do something for someone and you just haven't, why not do it today--this week. So many things we keep inside and for ourselves. Trapped in our own mind or hearts. But by releasing it--sharing it...we give it life.
Be confident in who are you and encourage others in who they are.
1. To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten.
2. To give support to; foster3. To stimulate; spur: