I wanted to take a few moments and encourage someone today. It’s almost three here, and I woke to this thought: Be careful of the voices you listen to.
The world has become this cesspool filled with things that make us anxious. It’s also filled with stress, depression, and negative self-talk.
When I was a boy, my mom and dad were very protective of my brother and I. They screened what we read and what we listened to. As a kid, I thought of these steps as overbearing and more than a little authoritarian.
But given the state of the world today, I’m thankful they went as far as they did in protecting us. The mind is a tank, and if you fill it with garbage, you will get garbage results.
There are some voices that are destructive. On more than one occasion I considered a permanent solution to temporary problems.
“You’re no good to anyone. Kill yourself and be done with it.”
I’m thankful I wasn’t successful, and God has blessed me with a second chance. I don’t know why my mind went here this morning, but know that you’re cherished. You are needed, and you have a purpose.
Your voice is unique in a world where conformity is preached. Use it to encourage someone to finish. Be an encourager. There are enough nay-sayers, enough critics, enough opportunistic backstabbers in the world.
Be a rebel. Be a light to someone in this cold, dark world.
In being a light to someone else, we may find our way out of the darkness.
You guys take it easy. Be blessed.