As I look back on my life, I’m not sure where I’d be without the encouragement of others.
I may never have written a song if a college professor had never seen something in me and spoken into my life.
I may never have led worship if my childhood friend never said, “You can do this.”
And I don’t know about you, but I want to be the kind of person who champions others.
I don’t want to be the one who recognizes everyone’s faults and is quick to point them out. I’d rather be known for releasing people into doing what they didn’t think they could do.
People are starving for this. Maybe it stems from the fact that they weren’t affirmed growing up. Whatever the case, it’s time to step up our encouragement game. Especially this Thanksgiving season, be reminded about appreciating your team. And be reminded of the influence your words carry. Of course, you shouldn’t just be thankful when it’s Thanksgiving.