Best 275 of Encouraging quotes - MyQuotes
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be.
If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.
Hope is one of our central emotions, but we are often at a loss when asked to define it. Many of us confuse hope with optimism, a prevailing attitude that "things turn out for the best." But hope differs from optimism. Hope does not arise from being told to "Think Positively," or from hearing an overly rosy forecast. Hope, unlike optimism, is rooted in unalloyed reality. Although there is no uniform definition of hope, I found on that seemed to capture what my patients had taught me. Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see - in the mind's eye- a path to a better future. Hope acknowledges the significant obstacles and deep pitfalls along that path. True hope has no room for delusion.
God's agenda is so glorious, and His love and purposes for our lives are so great, that everything else pales in comparison. We should all be like Nehemiah, who, when the enemies of Israel tried to get him to come out of the city and talk with them on the Plain of Ono, said, "...I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?
Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don't.
Whatever obstacles appear in your path, put your head down and get past them. Those obstacles aren't real. They're just God's way of testing you. He's asking you, 'Do you want to make it or not?'
God has clearly called and gifted some people in the church to teach his Word formally.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
Encourage everyone you meet with a smile or compliment. Make them feel better when you leave their presence and they will always be glad to see you coming.
To act upon the outer world and change it, you must be first be fine to act upon yourself.
Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us.
I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.
My father respected and admired my mother and was a person who was always standing by my side, encouraging me to do more and believed in my capacity. So in that sense, my own experience was very good in becoming an empowered woman. From early on, I carried that strong message: 'You can do it.' So I never had any doubt that women can do a lot.
It is not so much about fighting against the ego; it is more about harmonizing with it.
When we forgive someone, it doesn’t justify what they’ve done. It releases them into God’s hands so He can deal with them.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
It is essential that justice be done, it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different.
God hears and He sees, and you are not alone in your struggles. Remain firm and stable, for God has your deliverance planned.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
William Arthur Ward
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
God never said that the journey will be easy, but he did said that the arrival will be worthwhile
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
Tessa Emily Hall
Let’s strive to become as protective over our time with God as we are with our daily cup of brew. Let’s become addicted to our “spiritual caffeine fix.
Surrendering is not giving up--it is gaining strength.
Worry not if you are in darkness and the void sucks you in further. This is not the place we go to die. It’s where we are born and our stories begin.
Your actions show what you know, and your replies to obstacles give clarity into what you will learn.
...hope is never wasted. Even if what I hoped for did not come to fruition as I had imagined, as I had hoped. Hope is placing the beautifully vulnerable parts of ourselves, our raw selves, into His hands. I believe hope moves His heart; but hope also moves our hearts into His hands. Hope builds trust.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
No matter what sort of adversity or challenge you might face, you can always believe that, with hope, it can be conquered and, in the end, you will be stronger for it.
You see, God didn't create us to merely survive. He created us to thrive! We were made for abundant life.
Keep passing the open windows.
Even a smile can help a lonely soul!
Maybe when we face a tragedy, someone, somewhere is preventing a bigger tragedy from happening.
Tessa Emily Hall
When you try to be someone else, you’re not only neglecting your true self; you’re also sacrificing the potential God has planted within you. The potential to rise to your calling, reach others through your gifts, and make a difference.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Instead of trying to conquer sin by working hard to change our actions, we can conquer sin by trusting Christ to change our affections.
When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.
I can look back at my own life and see where a few words of praise have sharply changed my entire future. Can't you say the same thing about your life?
This day will never come again and anyone who fails to eat and drink and taste and smell it will never have it offered to him again in all eternity. The sun will never shine as it does today...But you must play your part and sing a song, one of your best.
I am a mirror. I can choose to reflect for someone: that they matter, their inner beauty, an acceptance of their feelings, an understanding of their experience.
The best time to act on this was decades ago. The second best time is now.
Read. Read until your eyes are sore. Then read some more.
Use the water of encouragement on someone else's flowers - especially the flowers that are wilted, trampled on, and taken for granted. But don't nourish the weeds.
Never let a man take up so much of your insides that he pushes YOU out. You shouldn't have to go looking for yourself when a relationship ends.