Happy Monday morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with friends and family. Speaking of Easter, yesterday I went to a church that I normally don't go to. I like going to church on Easter morning. It was lovely.There was a choir, trumpets, an organ and a piano and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Up on the power point screen was the name of the church and the words: A place to belong, a place to become.
A PLACE TO BELONG; A PLACE TO BECOME. Wouldn't we all like this? We all want to belong somewhere and then to become more than who we are today - that is sincerely my desire!
So I got to thinking. How do we make this happen? Well, it we want a place to belong, we need to make others in that place feel that they belong as well. The whole idea of belonging to something is having a group that you feel you belong to.
What about becoming? I think that deep down we would all like to become more than what we are. "Becoming" comes from two things: being encouraged by those around us and our own desire to grow and change.
Encouraging others is a wonderful thing. Why? Because it always works both ways. I'm not saying to give just to get but it often works that way. When we encourage, we feel blessed and encouraged to see someone able to move ahead in a new way.
So being encouraged: start by encouraging! Next week: our own desire to grow and change. Where do you start?