Friday, November 16, 2012

The Foggy Road

photo courtesy: greyman,
The Foggy Road
When the road ahead is blurred
I am thankful
for I know that this is God's way
of keeping me
grounded in the present
knowing that he is leading me
step by step into the future.
I don't need to see the way
I just need to focus on His will
for this moment
and rest in the knowledge
that he orders my footsteps.

The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Psalm 37:23-24

(Copyright© 2012 Jan Christiansen. All rights reserved.)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Encourage the Dreamer

photo courtesy  CherieWren,
Encourage the Dreamer
Once there was a girl who's dreams had all been crushed
by nay-sayers and people who gave her practical reasons
for why she would never succeed
She believed them, because they were people she loved
and because she knew that they loved her
The dreams died on the vine
Years later, at the end of her life, she realized that
with just a little encouragement, she would have believed
in herself enough to reach for her dreams and acheived them.
She realized that it was too late in life to acheive many of
the dreams she'd had, but she wondered if it was
to late to dream again
When someone shares their dreams, you have an opportunity
to encourage and be a part of seeing their dreams realized
or discourage and being a part of self-doubt that plagues them
(Copyright© 2012 Jan Christiansen. All rights reserved.)

For 5 Ways to be an Encourager, see an article I wrote for Encourage 365