Because of the nature of this blog I write a lot about my faults and struggles. My heart in all my writing is to share with you how God is working in my sometimes messy heart to bring about the ultimate goal of my perfection and unification with the savior Jesus Christ. I want people to grasp the truth that on their worst day, when they can’t find one thing they’ve done right, God loves them and is working in them and that he’ll never quit.
With that said, I wanted to share my good side with you today. The side of me that is as deeply rooted in me as Christ’s love for me. The side of me that I love, that I can’t change and I would never want to. And that is that I absolutely love encouraging people and I have a very sensitive heart. These traits typically work together in my life and most of the time make me feel like my heart is exposed and vulnerable but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The easiest way to get me to befriend someone would be if you were to discourage them in my presence. My heart would instantly become heavy for them and I would find a way to speak uplifting words to them. I also have a sensitive heart to offense. I am quick to ask for forgiveness when I feel like I’ve hurt or offended someone. I never want anyone to feel down or upset. Many times I don’t even know what to say to bring up their spirits and in those cases I simply give them an attentive ear as they share their heart and pray to the Lord for their comfort.
These traits also take a lot out of me. Sometimes it takes me longer to get over an offense that someone committed against someone else than it would if that person had offended me. It’s at those times that I have to really concentrate on trusting the Holy Spirit to do his job of being a comforter.
I hope that when my time on this earth is up and others reflect on my life, they remember sweetly the times that I encouraged them with a word, a pat on the back, a special gift or even a simple smile. Because that’s one of the things I know I was put on this earth to do and I think I do it well.
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