Claudine Phillips

31 days to empower your people


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Imagine if you gave a second of your life to just a few strangers a day. Imagine if you said ‘hi’ to the person in the grocery line, complimented the new girl on her cool glasses, or took a second to give a dollar to the needy. What if we gave away a few more seconds and looked at our children in the eyes, kissed our spouse a little longer, or told our friend the amazing things you see in them? I bet they would stand a little taller. Maybe even smile. Perhaps change a life. I bet your life would be different, too. These are your people and they matter.

The Nester challenges fellow bloggers to write for 31 days  every October about a topic they are passionate about. This exercise can help inspire readers,  overcome writers block, and expand on a topic a blogger has been meaning to dig deep into. I am taking this challenge for many reasons. I am absolutely passionate about seeing people. I mean truly seeing people for how God made them and not how they “want to be seen.” I think it is beautiful when the person God intends is on the outside as much as it is on the inside. It is a gorgeous magical thing.

I wrestled with the concept of functioning in my authentic self as a teen and young adult. Because I was unable to love the creature God created, me, I was unable to love others. Judgement and critique ensued. So many years were wasted on focusing on self help books and other people’s advice of who I should be and how I should love myself. I missed the boat for decades. No more. Today, although my old self wants to remind me of who I once was, I stand in the truth of who I am in Christ. The mess and all! Taking this 31 day challenge is a pledge to myself of giving the amazing gift of knowing who others are in Christ by seeing them for who they are. Accepting where they are and celebrating them right there at that moment. No judgement, just love.

I can only imagine what the next 31 days will look like and how God will cover so many areas of my life. I’m excited, a little nervous, and have a feeling I will be humbled like nothing else. Regardless, I am going for it and I would love for you to join me in the journey. Each day I will post what God lays on my heart for the day and I would love to see what God does in your day for the next 31 days when we pledge together to give life, to speak life, to empower our people.

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Remember, it just takes a second to EMPOWER YOUR PEOPLE!

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