|Beach front at Fort Recovery, Tortola Virgin Islands (British)
Individually, we have a responsibility to be our brothers keeper, to watch over the lives of each other, to do whatever we can to protect, to pray one for another and to love and support each other. It is not always the case as often times, we find ourselves going through our own personal difficulties and challenges and therefore tend not to focus on anyone or anything else but our own situation.
I recall so vividly the days when I needed someone just to give me an encouraging word, someone to just hold my hand, to encourage my faith and to reassure me that it will work out in my favour. Sadly, it did not happen when I needed it the most and so I had no choice but to reach out and cry out to the Lord after which He heard my cry and He rescued me from my fears, my hopelessness and despair. He gave me life, a new of thinking that I can speak positively over my life and that of others.
Not only that, He has also worked it out that I now have this special person in my life..who is like family to me..my big sister, a close friend and confidant who do not wait for me to call her but checks up on me whether by an email or telephone call, to let me know how much she loves me, is praying for me. Her name is Ava. As recent as yesterday May 14th 2013, a portion of her email she wrote to me said:
“I just want to tell you that I love you and that I am praying for you every day. I also want to tell you that Matt. 7:7 says Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you…..”
I pray for everyone out there and mostly you that are reading this post today that you too would have that kind of love and support in your life because, truth be told, we all need it. So now, I not only dedicate these quotes of encouragement to you but also to my sister and friend Ava which says:
“Don’t try to understand everything – some things will just never make sense. Don’t ever be reluctant to show your feelings -when you’re happy, give in to it! When you’re not, live with it. Don’t ever be afraid to try to make things better – you might be surprised at the results. Don’t ever take the weight of the world on your shoulders…Don’t ever feel threatened by the future – take life one day at a time.” ~ Douglas Pagels
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
“There are high spot in all our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.” ~ George M Adams
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in your pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” ~ Jim Stovall
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Treat a man as he appears to be and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Only as high as I reach I can grow, only as far as I seek I can go, only as deep as I look I can see, only as much as I dream I can be.” ~ Karen Ravn
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