My family will be the first to tell you that I am not much of a sports fanatic. I understand the various sports but just have no interest in them.
But put me in the stands of a game where one of my children are participating and it’s a whole different scenario. My interest is heightened to new levels and I can cheer with the best of them.
And that is because now I have a vested interest. There are people I love in the game. My cheering matters and can make a difference to them. I cheer to encourage, to keep the players motivated and their eye on the goal, which is to play their hardest.
When the chips may be down, one cheer can infuse just the right dose of inspiration to dig deep and keep on.
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.”
But we’re all in a game of sorts ”“ the game of life. Remember that board game? Life happens as we move our colored car around the board. We finish college, get married and add a peg to the car, have children and add more pegs, buy a house, stock market crashes, job changes, give birth to twins and the car is full.
And that is when we need the most cheering.
Join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we look at the value of encouraging words both received and given.