Friday, 27 May 2016

Who is cheering you on to become the best you?


Today in MOPS we looked at friendship. I was quite emotional watching the DVD and talking through what that looks like in our lives. Friendship, true deep, soul-connecting friendship has always been really difficult for me for reasons that I feel I am only now beginning to understand. I am blessed to have a few really close friends now who are my "home team" as Shauna Niequist puts it. This has taken a really long time for me to develop. These are the women who cheer me on and encourage me to take the steps of faith and development that I have over the past few years. They have cheered me on in dark times when I wasn't sure I would make it. They have cheered me on in my writing and my vulnerability, which is hard for me. 
I want to be a friend who cheers others on too. I want to be a writer who cheers others I have never met to live out authentic faith and pursue who God has created them to be. Who is in my life right now that needs that? Who is in your life that may need that cheering on? Instead of getting caught in comparison, let's be the ones who champion others on.

Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt "cheer" where I'm linking up.




Thankful Thursday is still open. Click here to go to that post and link up.

17 comments:

  1. Stopping by from fmf to give you a few cheers! for joining this blog party. Championing others rather than comparing - you are so right! Thanks for that.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Deborah.

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  2. Would be very interested in hearing your insights into why you think it has been a struggle for you - I have had the same struggles - thanks for sharing this

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    1. Now that you've read my post about my personality I guess this may be answered.

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  3. Would be very interested in hearing your insights into why you think it has been a struggle for you - I have had the same struggles - thanks for sharing this

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  4. You are a life-giving friend to those around you

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  5. Always good to read you, friend! #14 FMF

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  6. Oh, the encouragement of friends ... how we NEED IT! Blessings to you!!

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    1. Absolutely essential! Thanks Dianne.

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  7. Yes! Let's champion one another! You are a gift! I'm in the 7 spot this week.

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  8. "Instead of getting caught in comparison, let's be the ones who champion others on." AMEN Blessings to you, Jodi! I'm in the #9 slot this week. :)

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  9. I understand the "struggle" of not having a 'home team' then the joy of finding those treasure few that challenge you to be better in all ways!

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    1. We appreciate them more because of it!

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