Give Despair Notice

As women, we give. We give of our time, our hearts, and even our very souls. We pour out all we have to give then we pour some more. There are times we get to a moment when we wonder, “What difference does it make?” Those are hard moments. Those are the moments that are full of lies. That is when our enemy whispers in our ears that what we’ve done does not matter, you haven’t made any difference, it’s all been a big waste of time.

Feeling empty

We’ve all been in this dark place. Some of you may be there now. The first thing that I want you to know is that you are not alone. Somewhere near by, another wonderful woman, dear and precious like yourself,  is struggling with the same self doubt. At one time or another, we all wonder, why in the world did I do what I did, when it doesn’t seem to matter?

YOU MATTER! All that you’ve done matters! Ask George Baily what he learned when he felt it would have been better if he had never been born. In case you are unfamiliar with George, he is the main character in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” After showing George what a huge impact he has made on the lives of others, Clarence the angel tells him, “You see George, you really did have a wonderful life.”

There are moments in our lives when we clearly do not feel like we have a wonderful life. We have all suffered loss, deep disappointment and failure. We have all felt so VERY alone, even when we walk with a savior who never leaves us or forsakes us. Even Christians can find themselves needing a Clarence to help them out in their dark moment.

We sometimes need to be reminded that every negative thought trying to grab control of your soul is a lie! So to begin with, I want to say something to YOU. I’m sitting here thinking of all the people who might possibly read this, and I really want you to know that I’m saying this to YOU!

You are so special! There is no one else like you. You are lovely, and the love you give touches so many hearts. You and the wonderful gifts you have are so needed, and make a difference in this world. You have touched so many lives, and this world would be so empty without you and your smile. Who you are, and what you do matters!!!!

We have so much power to make a difference with such small acts of kindness. Today I want to challenge you. I have reminded you of the TRUTH that YOU are an amazing person, now it is your turn.

Think of one person that you would like to encourage and write them a letter. Do it today before the idea gets lost and pushed off onto the to-do list. Mail it! Don’t let it sit on your counter waiting for a stamp for a month. We need each other. We need to tell each other how important each other are, and we need to know that we have friends who care. You can make a tremendous difference in someone’s life today just by writing a letter. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to change the world, and we become blessed when we bless others.

So, wonderful, amazing, kind, giving, loving, much needed woman, encourage someone else today and change the world.

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Life changing truth! Small things matter! A hand shake, a smile, a kind word all have impact! Don’t let negative feelings get in your way to share the joy of life with someone. We need each other!
Once again, a wonderful post from my wonderful wife!

This is so good! I was just thinking today that I wonder when Debbie’s next post will come out! I appreciate you pouring into our lives with your writing and encouragement! I love you special lady! You are truly one of a kind!!

Thanks, Debbie! Your post came at the most perfect time. Such good advice. Hearing of a dear friend’s Stage 4 cancer diagnosis today. A friend who has graced and blessed my life, but also the lives of so very many others. I’ll tell her soon how special she is with a Sunshine Box to have by her side during her chemo treatments. Thanks again for this wonderful reminder!

Wow Debbie! This post touches every person who wonders “Why do I bother?”
Well done good and faithful Daughter.

I just got off the phone doing what I know the Lord put me on this earth for. I have been out this morning and it is your theme and I am one who knows your a special women who has and does touch many peoples lives. I am indebted to you in many ways. Jody

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