Do you know that you can be a world changer simply by being complementary to another? When we take the time to expound on one’s good qualities we are sowing seeds of encouragement, joy and happiness into one’s life that will take root and speak to their hearts anytime they find themselves discouraged or downhearted. When we take a few minutes out of our day and invest it with words of praise, appreciation and encouragement we are doing more to help another then we can wholly realize. What we should remember and keep in mind is that there are hurting people all around us. We may not see their hurts, they may not be visible to our natural sight, but deep down in their hearts they need to hear that someone believes in them, that someone loves them, that someone wishes to see them happy and filled with joy and peace. When we take that role of being an encourager for only a moment or two we are helping to change this world. We may not think so, but believe me we are, and that is why we should always take the opportunity to speak a blessing into someone else’s life whether we think they need it or not. (Galatians 6:2) (Romans 15:1-5)
Imagine yourself having low self-esteem thinking that you’re not good looking, able, equipped, or qualified enough and then someone comes along and sees in you what you cannot see. They tell you how pretty or handsome you are. They tell you how valuable and appreciated you are. They tell you how special you are and they emphasize the unique gifts that you have and how much they which they had what you have. It is then that we become encouraged to see what we did not see before. We will then begin to believe in ourselves again, see that we are special enough and trust that we are able to accomplish great things and become all that God has created us to be. Just as we would become encouraged by receiving positive and affirming words, so must we take the initiative to impart those same blessings into someone else’s life. Let us care for our fellow man, let us encourage and motivate them and show them how wonderful and special they are. When we take the time to do the simple things I believe our life will be remembered far longer than we can think or imagine. Our kindness will not be forgotten, our words will continue to resonate and our life will have been impactful upon this earth. (Luke 6:31) (Galatians 6:9-10)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to take every opportunity that comes your way to speak kind words, do kind deeds and let your life make a positive impact upon your fellow man.
THE APPLAUSE THAT REFRESHES
“Do you think my hair is soft and shiny?” Jessica asked Josh one moonlit evening.
Josh answered, “Yep.”
“And are my eyes bright and beautiful?” she continued.
“Yep,” he replied.
After a few minutes Jessica forged ahead, “Josh, do you think my skin is smooth and clear?”
At this, Jessica smiled brightly and declared, “Oh, Josh, you say the sweetest things!”
Lucky for Josh, he got a little help!
No relationship can be built on flattery, but sincere compliments smooth over many rough edges. A thoughtful compliment is a way of saying, “I care enough to notice.” Even relationships that are not romantic in nature will benefit from well-placed compliments.
Granted, some people feel suspicious, embarrassed, or defensive when complimented. They sometimes suspect that fine words might be part of a manipulative design. And quite often, people respond to compliments with mixed emotions rather than plain gratitude, primarily because they find the sincerity behind them suspect.
But most often, sincere encouragement can bolster self-confidence and cement friendships. In love relationships, thoughtful compliments can help keep the fires of romance burning vigorously.
One marriage counselor says, “Compliment your spouse at least once every day.” He cautions against flattery by adding, “It should be sincere. Then point out something new you appreciate about him or her every week. Make sure it is something you have never mentioned before. You'll be surprised at what it does for your marriage.”
Sincere compliments cost nothing and can accomplish so much. In ANY relationship, they are the applause that refreshes.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”
Ephesians 4:29-32 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”
Romans 12:14-17 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”
Romans 15:1-4 “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not Himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on Me. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: THE CHOICES WE MAKE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: A BETTER WAY
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry