I've been gravitating toward the word "Empower" lately. I think it's a great word!
Empower means, "give [someone] the authority or power to do something" and "make [someone] stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights".
I love that definition and I want to experience that feeling of empowerment in my everyday life. I want to feel like I'm an invested decision maker in what happens, not just someone who is along for the ride. I want to show up in my own life!
I believe that God is the ultimate decision maker and controller of all things; but that doesn't mean that I sit around and do nothing.
For the longest time, I didn't take myself or much of anything seriously. I didn't think that I really mattered in the grand scheme of things. I just thought I was a silly girl who's sole purpose was to lighten the mood with a joke. I'm thankful that I've grown out of that thinking.
Thankfully, alongside God working in my life and showing me things, I've had people come alongside me, believe in me, and help me realize that I have deeper purpose and potential. These people helped me feel empowered. And now, I want to do the same for you!
You are CAPABLE of making smart decisions.
You are ABLE to be passionate and make a difference.
You are QUALIFIED to be a deep thinker and learn things for yourself.
You just have to be WILLING to believe that you can be different. Do not stunt your own growth by relying on someone else to do the work for you. Between you and God, anything is POSSIBLE.
There might be a brand new dream and future waiting for you. What are you going to do about it?
I would love to hear stories about how you were empowered by someone in your life. You can share those stories in the comments or share them with the person/people who have empowered you. I also want to challenge you to reach out your hand and empower someone this week. Encourage them by telling them about the potential you see in them. Let's spread a little kindness this week.