When I was in my Junior year of college, one of my most treasured memories of my favorite old professor was when he took time out after a class to encourage me whereas my writing was concerned. At that time, no one had ever told me anything special about the things I wrote. It was over 15 years ago, but I remember feeling significant in that moment. God impressed him to mention something I wasn’t aware of and a whole new world was opened up to me. Perhaps it was the world that God had intended to begin with, but if he had not taken the time to encourage me – I never would have considered studying another subject. My life might have been a little different.
What if we, as God’s children, did our best to make sure we made the people we encountered each day felt significant, heard, cared for or loved – just as God does for us. We’ve become so busy and inattentive that taking the time to simply have a conversation while looking someone in the eyes has become a rare event. We are too busy with distractions to notice God’s hugs and kisses, and we have no time to encourage one another and remind each other of God’s love for us. I have a challenge for you. I want you to encourage someone who might need encouragement, or a seed of hope planted in their hearts. Dedicate some time to encouraging that person and lifting their spirits. You just might brighten their day – of change their life.
Here is a Seeds of Hope project I did. I’m hoping you’ll do a Seeds of Hope Project of your own!