Yesterday I was listening to the ‘Around The Table Podcast With Maggie and Jacey’ (one of my all time favourites – I will include a link for your full listening pleasure). On the episode I was listening to, the girls had entrepreneur/writer/headstander/momma Jess Connolly on show. Jess was talking about the piece of her heart that loves to encourage other women. I wanted to shout all the amens on the street right then and there. In my mind I was saying YES girl, YES. That is what we women need to hear right now.
This topic makes me think of this verse: so encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
We need to encourage each other. Let us not compare where we are at with where others are at, but celebrate and lift each other up. Let’s celebrate what others are doing, accomplishing, and simply who they are. As we are all His creation and workmanship, we all have indelible value. This is a major lesson the Lord has been teaching me lately – that we have worth because are simply His. Our personal worth does not come from what we accomplish, but because we belong to the King.
Let this be our anthem:
Women, I want to encourage you.
I want to celebrate you.
I want to join in your victories, big and little.
I want to root for you in all that you have done, and everything you are working on.
You are strong.
You are beautiful.
You can do this (with His strength).
So be encouraged. Keep going. Little by little. Step by step. Be encouraged. You are loved.