Finding Encouragement

I’ve doubted myself for so long, I don’t know how to act any differently. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t learn!

In this season of my life, my kids are grown, my marriage is strong, and my work is – well it’s just work. So now I can finally “grow-up” in the sense of “What do you want to be, when you grow-up?” I’m finding my voice. I’m finding that I should take the time and effort to see who I am, to love who I am, and to hope for who I am becoming. My own thoughts try to tear me down so I have to look for encouragement outside myself. For when I stay in my own thoughts, I can compare it to having blinders on, I see only what I’ve always seen, the way I always think, the path I always travel.

Now is not the time for “always”!  So I risk. I ask. And I dive in. Taking a moment to see what can be, to see what other people see, to find encouragement. It’s almost funny that I find it amazing when I find out other people share my struggles! Why is it so hard for us to believe in what we can be good at?

I am thankful for the invention of the blog. So many of us now can test the water and find our place, find our voice, and be encouraged.

Thank you for taking your time to read my words. I pray for you, that you will find peace for who you are. Thanks to those who take time to write and encourage those of us who get trapped by our own doubts.

2 Corinthians 13:11 (AMP)

Finally, brethren, farewell (rejoice)! Be strengthened (perfected, completed, made what you ought to be); be encouraged and consoled and comforted; be of the same [agreeable] mind one with another; live in peace, and [then] the God of love [Who is the Source of affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence toward men] and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you.

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