By: Dale Walker
1) More and more people are losing hope, some who genuinely trust Jesus feel like He has let them down. A child may never fully understand what a parent won’t allow them to do, something they want to do, until they have children of their own. God says no because it’s best but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt!
2) Find ways to encourage daily, tell your spouse you are glad you married them, tell your children you are proud of them, compliment people doing jobs you are glad you don’t have to do. Increase the size of your tips, especially if the service isn’t great. Being a witness for Jesus isn’t always quoting the Bible!
3) Never assume you know what others are going through, they may be the prettiest person in the room, may be smiling and look totally happy but the Holy Spirit wants to show you how to pray for and encourage them. No one lives without pain and discouragement, be an encourager to everyone you see even if it’s just a smile!
4) Wanting what others have is never satisfied, learning to be content with what you have is biblical and makes life much more enjoyable. You don’t know what it took for them to gain what they have, you may not be willing to do what they did to get it!