Finding My Encouragement to Encourage

My day will be filled with completing the nine pages I need for my presentation along with the handouts that I want to have prepared. The talk focuses on encouragement. The forces conspired to defeat my encouragement this morning because it is hard (if not impossible) for a discouraged person to be encouraging.

The morning started around 2 am when the three-year-old came in and needed me to lay down with him to settle him back down. It stayed off course when I went back to my own bed and fell back to sleep. The alarm had no effect on my slumber. Now I was tired AND behind.

The kids did not want to get up. I was focused on catching up and ended up pushing our schedule even farther behind. Now I was suppose to write about encouragement. I had to laugh out loud.

The good news comes from my new schedule. After breakfast I take a “God walk” where I can spend time talking to God, listening to Him and praying. I would still be out there talking if I didn’t know that chaos was still lurking in the home. It seems that discouragement was keeping him company because they pounced on my head when I walked back in the door.

Encouragement stands firm against the attacks. When I take the time to let God build up my encouragement then I can face so much more. It also helps that I received encouragement from a dear friend last night and her bright smile was on my IM when I logged in. My encouragement is overflowing and my prayer is that I can share some of that with others.

It can be easy to let chaos and discouragement rule – particularly when you live around people that tend to focus on the negative. Everything that I do is a choice. I choose to live a life of silver linings.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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