"So let us then definitely aim for and eagerly pursue what makes for harmony and for mutual up building of one another."
Hunger more each day to attain more and more of God's word and feel uplifted like you never have before. Fulfill his word and fulfill yourself.
Mother Teresa said, "Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat."
I have noticed that most people we meet with during our everyday lives do not have a sense of their infinite value as children of God. I believe the devil works very hard to make these people feel devalued and worthless, but we can neutralize the effect of his lies and insinuations by building people up, encouraging, and edifying them. One way to do this is with a sincere compliment, which is one of the most valuable gifts in this world.
Most people are quick to compare themselves to others, and in doing so, they often fail to see their own abilities and worth. Making another person feel valuable during their own hunger isn't expensive nor is it time consuming. all we need to do is get ourselves over ourselves long enough to think about someone else, and then find something encouraging to say. This type of interaction allows that person to feel they are worth more than money can buy. Offering a sincere compliment may seem like a small thing, but it gives someone tremendous strength.
I believe in having goals. As I develop an essential closeness with God, I am trying to develop better habits. I challenged myself to give a compliment to at least three people a day. I recommend you begin the same. Let's combat worthlessness!
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "to find worth in others."
Help me to meditate each day: "Who will I chose to compliment today?"
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me. Remind me that prayer motivates me.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.