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5 Minute Life Coach - Amazing Power of Encouragment
October 06, 2009
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The Amazing Power of Encouragement
Discouragement is everywhere...but you can set another trend. Everybody can have a ministry of encouragement, whatever their circumstances.
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Discouragement is everywhere...
James Stewart quotes this legend: God decided to reduce the weapons in the devil's armoury to one. Satan could choose which 'fiery dart' he would keep. He chose the power of discouragement. 'If only I can persuade Christians to be thoroughly discouraged', he reasoned, 'they will make no further effort and I shall be enthroned in their lives.'
What keeps you from speaking out encouragement? What holds you back from building somebody's confidence and transforming situations with an encouraging word?
A telling story
A group of frogs were in the woods, when two of them fell into a deep pit. The other frogs gathered around the pit to see what they could do to help. When they saw how deep the pit was, they agreed it was hopeless and told the two frogs in the pit to prepare themselves to die because there was no way they would be able to get out.
Unwilling to accept this fate, the two frogs jumped with all their might. Some of the frogs shouted that it was hopeless, and that they wouldn't be in that situation if they had been more careful. Other frogs shouted that they should save their energy and give up, since they were as good as dead. The two frogs continued jumping until they became weary.
Finally, one of the frogs listened to the other frogs. He was so exhausted that he lay down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could, even though he was in pain and exhausted. His fellow frogs yelled at him to accept his fate, put an end to the pain and lie down and die. The frog jumped harder and harder and finally jumped so high that he sprang out of the pit. Amazed, the other frogs celebrated his freedom and gathered around him asking, "Why did you carry on jumping when we told you it was impossible?"
The astonished frog explained to them that he was deaf, and when he saw their gestures and shouting, he thought they were cheering him on. What he had seen as encouragement inspired him to try harder and succeed against all odds.
Proverbs says, "There is death and life in the power of the tongue". Encouraging words can lift someone up and help them make it through the day. Discouraging words can cause people to give up or limp through life wounded. There is enormous power in words.
Who in your life is giving you the encouragement you need to step out and take risks and keep going when the going is tough?
It's relatively easy to express appreciation. Make a conscious decision to speak out encouraging words and spread blessing wherever you go.
"If he earns your praise bestow it; If you like him let him know it; Let words of true encouragement be said. Do not wait till life is over, And he's underneath the clover; For he cannot read his tomb-stone when he's dead!" Source unknown
Do you want to hear God More Clearly?
I hope you're taking time to get to know God more. Consciously spend time developing your relationship with God every day and your life will be transformed. When you know what God is saying about your situation the journey is much easier.
If you struggle to hear God these resources will help you
If you would like to hear God more clearly and discover the joy of two way communication with God I have a step by step guide that will help you to hear God more clearly. Once you can hear God and are brave enough to act on what you hear, your life will never be the same.
An audio designed to help you understand what God is saying through your dreams.
If you don't yet keep a journal and record your journey with God, I highly recommend it. If you download Randy Peck's book you'll find lots of inspiration to get you started.
The Journal - Journaling software that will help you to keep track of what God is saying to you
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If you have missed previous seminars, they are archived in the Coaching Cafe, just register for a free trial membership and you will have immediate access to all the resources, they might be just what you need to inspire and equip you to get started and keep going.
You can't lose, there are many resources to inspire and encourage your heart. It is incredible value, the first 2 weeks are FREE and if you don't want to pay ever, you just need to cancel your membership before the end of the two week trial.
Here's some of what you will find there
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Lynne Lee is a Christian life coach, who helps people to see themselves through God'e eyes and live life as He intended.
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