encourage + inspire


   
i want this year to be the year of great things.

i want to encourage.

i want to bring hope to the hopeless. i want to deliver smiles and laughs. little jokes and hearts in text messages. say hi to strangers. i want to pray for all the people, whether their needs are obvious or not. 

i want to boost confidence in insecure souls. i want to scream that they can do the impossible thing they're dreaming of. i want to give big, caring hugs.

i want to encourage  others. i want to show them that even in the dark times there is hope. there's a light -- it may seem far, but it's there -- in the distance. i want to spark the love of our King in the hearts of heavy souls.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
[hebrews 10.24-25]

i want to inspire.

i want to believe in the crazy dreams that others have and help them achieve their goals. i want to inspire others to encourage. i want to inspire people to spread all the positive vibes and hope.

i want to inspire people to become a warrior. to become a conqueror of demons and darkness -- to take up their armor and fight  for Him.

i want to inspire others to take faith in our only hope -- God.


2017 is a new year. a year brimming with possibilities, so don't throw it away. bad things will happen, ]and life will get tough, but the year is what we make of it. this world is a messy, sinful place, and if we choose to focus on that instead of our Hope, it's all too easy to despair and look upon things with a negative filter.

go into this year with confidence, knowing that you're made in His image and for accomplishing wonderful things. go with a hope to encourage and inspire and to make the world a better place. if we all go into this year with these thoughts in our minds, think of the hope that 2017 has.

i believe in all of you. may your year be as amazing as you are. 

18 comments:

  1. "The year is what we make of it. This world is a messy, sinful place, and if we choose to focus on that instead of our Hope, it's all too easy to despair and look upon things with a negative filter."

    You totally described where I'm at, and where I'm going. 2017 is going to be all about positive thinking and having that hope-filled focus. Thank you for inspiring! Let's do this!

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    1. you totally got this. <3 <3 <3 here's to conquering 2017!

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  2. Gahhhh, Katie, my soul so so needed these words.

    "2017 is a new year. a year brimming with possibilities, so don't throw it away. bad things will happen, ]and life will get tough, but the year is what we make of it. this world is a messy, sinful place, and if we choose to focus on that instead of our Hope, it's all too easy to despair and look upon things with a negative filter."
    ^^this? This is now written down and taped in my journal.
    xoxox

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    1. awwwh, you're too sweet. i'm glad you could use these words. <3

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  3. So true. This is awesome Katie :D Thanks for sharing!!

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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  4. can i just say i love you?

    that is all.

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  5. KATIE FREN YOUR WORDS ARE SO LOVELY.

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  6. yes. just yes. the magnitude of what could happen if people really REALLY lived this out this year is absolutely amazing. xx

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    1. right? it gets me all excited and even more ready to conquer 2017 with love. <3

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  7. Ohhh ohohoh. Me. Too. Seriously, everything in me says "YES" to this! Why are you such a cool person.

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    1. and how are you such an encouraging person?? thank you for your kind words. <3

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  8. Well, Katie, you've already inspired me.

    Can I just copy and paste this entire post with a giant YES at the end of each paragraph? Because you speak truth! How much /more/ would our lives be if they weren't just lived for us? How much smaller would our problems seem? How much more extravagant would God's love seem? I want to live 2017 a bit more inspiring too, and I don't just mean to get more likes on my cutesy Instagram posts. I want exactly what you wrote here: a life lived authentically and purposefully for encouraging others.

    Thank you so much for this reminder! I'm keeping these words handy for when it gets hard.

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    1. and you've just encouraged me, so I think we're off to a great start of the year. ;)

      wow, I love what you said in your comment. "how much more would our lives be if they weren't just lived for us? how much more extravagant would God's love seem?" GIRL that is so inspiring and I want to say a big "YES" to this.

      thank you for adding more to this! you're awesome <3

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