As he was about to give up in hopeless resignation, he heard a voice from the darkness of his pit: "You may as well give up. You’ll never get out of here."
Remember learning to ride a bike or the first time you jumped off the diving board? You no doubt found the courage from the coaxing of a parent assuring you, "Come on! You can do it! I'm right here! I will help you!"
The four words, "You can do it!" or "I believe in you!" from a significant person have amazing power in the life of another! By means of your faith you can speak faith into another! You can believe in them and for them until they are able to believe themselves.
Faith is powerful!
LOVE CAN EMPOWER
You will do things for love that you woudn't do for money. That is the power of love!
Who would ever change a dirty diaper except for love?
Who would ever go to war except for love of country and love of freedom.
Love inspires and emboldens and empowers both the one who loves and the one loved.
Sometimes the love that empowers is tough love!
I had to give my grandson some tough love and call him out in a certain area. Though it was a little hard for him to hear, he received it and made some changes. Later, he even thanked me for challenging him and asked me to continue calling out the best in him.
I will! I love him!
He will continue to receive it! He loves me!
Wisdom forms a firm foundation for friendship because it encourages and it exhorts and it empowers.
Don't settle for less.