There are few things as vitally important to your emotional wellbeing as encouragement! We all need it and yet I believe many of us are running on encouragement fumes. Our encouragement tank is empty. Most people are experiencing an encouragement crisis! Here are three ways you can get encouraged today:
1. From Others!
The right people in your life will provide you with a source of encouragement. They’ll send you text messages. They’ll leave you post-it notes. They’ll comment on your Facebook post. They’re speaking encouraging words to you. And here’s a hint, they’re far more likely to encourage you if you do a great job of encouraging them!
2. From Circumstances!
Life can be a natural encourager! When you’re winning and your plan is working, circumstances encourage you. When life is good and you are healthy, happy, and moving forward, you’re naturally encouraged.
The challenge for most people is that we rely only on these 2 sources of encouragement and when others aren’t giving it and circumstances aren’t in our favor, we feel completely discouraged. But there’s one more way to get encouraged:
3. From Yourself!
In I Samuel 30:6, the Bible tells us that when nobody was encouraging King David and the circumstances were against King David, David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. Sometimes, the only encouragement you can get is from yourself! Which simply means, if you’re not feeling encouraged today, there’s only 1 person to blame: YOU!
Today, be thankful for the encouragement from others and life’s circumstances, but learn how to encourage yourself because sometimes that’s all the encouragement you’re gonna get!