When we started this series, we began with a definition of encouragement. The one that stuck out most to me was “to give courage.” Simple, yet profound, I think.
When was the last time time you gave someone courage?
Moms actually have chances to en-courage pretty often. “Take a step! You can do it!” “Try the peas!” ” Now put your face in the water, and blow through your nose…” For most of us, those moments happen all the time.
But when was the last time someone gave courage to you?
May I propose that you need someone like that? We all need someone who believes in us and in our dreams and ideals. We need to be told that what we do matters and makes a difference in the world. The work we do is too demanding to go without encouragement.
If we don’t have a voice of encouragement in our life, we are way more likely to give up when the going gets tough. And the repercussions of that are far too high to risk.
So … today’s challenge? Thank the person who encourages you in your walk as a mom. And if you can’t think of anyone to thank, take some time to Think of someone in your life who you could gain encouragement from. Most of the encouragement in my life for many years came from people who mentored me through their books, conferences, and radio interviews! Today I’m blessed to know many moms who lend courage to me on a regular basis. Pray God will lead you to some in-real-life encouragers! And in the meantime, take advantage of the internet to read writings of people who inspire you to love your children and build your home.
And then, think of another mom you could lend encouragement *to.* You need to build someone else up, too! If we’re going to stay faithful to our work as moms, we’re going to need both!
God loves moms. He has a plan for your life. He works all things together for your good. He loves your children and promises to lead gently those who are with young (Isaiah 40:11.) You are doing a good work, Mama. God sees. And you will have your reward one day, if you continue to work and don’t give up …
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9
Be blessed today!
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