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Now more than ever we must encourage words of hope. As born again believers in Jesus Christ we need to build one another up not tear one another down in the words we use. In all honesty, every individual is facing all kinds of circumstances in their lives that we may know nothing about.
More often than not when posting on social media we see ONLY what others want us to see. Sadly things are typed that we shouldn’t in the first place. Plus it certainly doesn’t fall into the “Words of Hope” category!
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What is Hope?
Hope is the unswerving belief that better days are coming to live together in a world where we can ALL exist in Perfect Peace.
Not only this, but it’s important to remember there are “little eyes” that read your status updates. This is the reason to be mindful of what you post on social media!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
However, it is so difficult at times to have that kind of hope in today’s world, with all that surrounds us. Our country has way too much division between people. It leads to quarreling, name-calling, fighting, protesting, and the list can go on and on. I find it so incredibly sad.
The greatest commandment given by God states. I am positive what I’m about to say will make some not happy with me but I feel it needs to be addressed!
You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12
I’m going to put myself on the chopping block and be open and honest. I choose to use ALL my accounts to build people up not tear people down. Sadly, I see others more and more using theirs in a very negative way.
It breaks my heart! There is so much bashing, negativity, perversion, and foul language, that makes its way on my personal Facebook page.
In my personal opinion, questionable posts are anything that involves rudeness, foul language, etc…As I’m scrolling through various social media I’m thinking to myself, REALLY!! Do you realize what are you saying, doing, and thinking?
OBVIOUSLY YOU AREN’T!
Young children and teenagers are on everyone’s friend’s lists. They are reading every post before their eyes. In all honesty, my human mind cannot comprehend why anyone can see that being appropriate.
What are these types of posts teaching our next generation to do and become? Everyone is entitled to have their own opinions and beliefs this is not what the reference I’m talking about.
FIND A WAY TO CO-EXIST
Just because someone else doesn’t agree with you don’t go throwing stones at them so to speak. I have seen more friendships disintegrate and more back and forth words being thrown or rather typed than ever before.
It has gotten so bad that I don’t even go on my personal page as much anymore. I have unfollowed many simply because I don’t want to see that rubbish in my news feed.
To put it another way, you can call me on old fuddy-duddy if you want to. Lol!
All joking aside, I can remember the good old days when you were taught NOT to speak poorly of another person or their beliefs. I was raised old school and raised to show respect and kindness.
WHAT TODAY’S WORLD IS CENTERED AROUND
- ME ME ME!
- What I want!
- Get this!
- Do for me!!
It’s to the point you want to verbally attack anyone if they disagree with you and how you view issues. What happened to the golden rule us old folks were taught back in the day?
You may have heard it?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I was also taught if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.
CONSIDER 8 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE WORDS OF HOPE
- Let’s lift one another up
- Show others Love NOT Hate
- Respect NOT Disrespect
- Comfort NOT Dismay
- Inspire NOT Cast Down
- Encourage NOT Discourage
- Be a Friend NOT a Bully
- Lift NOT Push
FOLLOW JESUS’ EXAMPLE OF WORDS OF HOPE, LOVE, AND PEACE
How do we think we can EVER make the world around us a better place if we’re constantly looking for ways to be argumentative all the time. I can tell you Satan feeds off people fussing and not getting along.
Satan is doing his job if he keeps discord and dismay between others. Satan wants us to NOT get along and Encourage Words of Hope. Please open your eyes to this truth friends.
- Jesus is ALL about Love.
- He is light where Satan is darkness.
- Negativity, ugliness, and darkness are NOT of God.
As born again Children of the most high God Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you where they may be a known or unknown Sins you may be holding against another in your heart.
We must keep at the forefront of our minds that whether we realize it or not people ARE watching what we say, do, and type.
How to be Mindful of the words we use
Before you speak or type let your thoughts pass through the following three variables…IS IT?
WORDS of Hope to put into PRACTICE
- Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
- Watch your words; they come to your action.
- Watch your actions; they become your habits.
- Watch your habits; they become your character.
- Watch your character; they become your destiny.
I am FAR from perfect and I don’t claim that I am and I will be the first to admit my faults to anyone.
We will ALL stand before God one day. ALL be held accountable for ALL the words we say and the things we do. Let’s keep that in mind and be more positive, encouraging, and uplifting, with those we come in contact with.
What are some ways we can offer words of encouragement to those around us instead of negativity?
- Hang in there
- Don’t give up
- Keep pushing
- Keep fighting
- Stay strong
- Never give up
- Come on! You can do it
QUOTES ON Using Words of Hope
“A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.”– Kelly Williams Brown
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in, and day-out.”– Robert Collier
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”– David Brinkley
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”– Dalai Lama
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”– James Allen
“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”– Jacques Prevert
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frost
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”– Mary Engelbreit
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”– George Lorime
“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James
“Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.”– Anonymous
“Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.”– Heidi Johnson
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”– Mary Anne Radmacher
I will leave you with a verse that says it much better than I EVER could.
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We can trust God wholeheartedly and place our hope in Him for all things. Don’t take “Angie’s” word alone for this. Read God’s word on what does the bible say about hope?
I realize we will not have perfection on this side of eternity. However, one day so very soon, we will live in unity. What a time that will be. I for one long for that homecoming!
For now, we MUST find a way to coexist. What does the bible say about unity with one another? When we do share posts on social media may it be filled with encouragement, hope, and strength.
We MUST stop ALL the ugliness being thrown at each other daggers and Encourage words of hope instead! There are benefits of a positive attitude in life to encourage words of hope.