ENCOURAGE

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“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15: 4 (NIV)

Omotade Alade is one of the 100 women on the BBC list of inspirational and influential women for 2016, Tade as she is fondly called had to deal with infertility, genotype issues (sickle cell) in her marriage, She went through this problem “alone” and later became depressed. She said ” After dealing with infertility, I got pregnant with twins. I thought that was the end of my journey without knowing that it was just the beginning. I lost them through a late miscarriage and I almost lost my life. After that experience, I lost who I was and everything therein. I became depressed and had no one to talk to or help me get through the struggle. ” She prayed to God and God sent her an encourager – Her grandmother.
Because of an “encourager”, Tade was not submerged by the storms of challenges but emerged on the other side victoriously. Today she is the founder of Beibei Haven Foundation, an NGO focused on infertility issues, she is researching causes of fertility challenges, discovering ways to manage the situation, emotionally, psychologically and mentally, liaising with medical experts to provide care and treatments for those struggling with fertility challenges.

1. Everyone can encourage someone and your words can bring healing to someone. There are people who are on the brink, and they are locked on just ending it all, your words, prayers and care can offer a fresh perspective, a new hope, strength and ways of coping with the challenges they face.
2. You can count the seeds in an apple but you cannot count the trees in the seed. You don’t know how far reaching the effects of your words might be. A single word of encouragement may have a positive impact on generations.
3. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Don’t assume that when you see people who appear to have it all made, this means that they don’t need encouragement. They do. Don’t be judgmental, don’t assume a know-all status, you may not know the true reason behind the adversities that people face. Instead approach people with a loving heart seeking to see them get out of the situation.
So you can:
a) Appreciate people for who they are and what they have done
b)Affirm them for their impact on you and others
c) Express confidence in them and their ability to pull through the problem
d) Pray and show that you care
Someone said, “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.”
So will your tongue heal or kill?

JOY

You know joy has come when you can dance without music, when your mouth becomes the musical instruments and the whole cells of your body becomes the choir. Vibrating in harmony to the beat of your soul. It doesn't matter if you are off key, it is not important if your steps are off beat as you do the shuffle, tears of gratitude may cascade down your eyes as your heart connects with the angelic choir in heaven as you know Unspeakable joy full of glory... In that single moment you know you are created for this... to bring forth HIS praise... Halleluyah... Let the whole earth sing HIS praise...

SMALL & BIG

Don't despise what you have, take time out to understand the potential of what you carry. It may look small to you or everyone else, but with God's involvement, your time and dedication it will become big. The big is in the small, a tiny seed can make a forest. Do something with what you have NOW, your future is in your seed. YOU WILL GET THERE...

STORMS

The presence of Jesus in the boat is not a guarantee that storms of life will not come, but it is a guarantee that they will not overcome you. Every doer of the word is guaranteed to outlast the storm. The 3 Hebrew children came out of fire to their places of prominence in a foreign land, Daniel came out of the the Lion's Den unscathed, Job lost all and gained much more back. Whatever you are going through, God has an unquencheable Laughter in stock for you that will erase the pain and pressure you are going through. See as HE sees you, on the other side of the storm, fully fulfilled and satisfied, nothing missing, nothing broken. HE is waiting for you on the other side. YOU WILL GET THERE...

RELATIONSHIPS

"How you handle relationships, will determine, if you will have open doors or will be standing before doors with broken knobs" God has scheduled the people in your life for a purpose, the challenge is to recognize them and the purpose for which they are in your life Most things that God wants to get to you, will come through the vehicle of relationships, an angel may not appear to u but God will use people "In life, There are people in life that you must not MEET and there are people in life that you must not MISS. The challenge is to know the difference."
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