Did you praise yourself?



“Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit; we cannot flower and grow without it.”                                                                                                                                                   Jess Lair

I asked my prayer partner to pray for me as I determined the goals I wanted to accomplish in the upcoming year for my writing ministry. Before she prayed, she asked me a very poignant question: “Have you praised yourself for the goals you accomplished last year?”

What a great question! For many times I begin a new year without first reflecting on what I accomplished with my ministry the previous year, which causes me to criticize myself   for what I haven’t accomplished, instead of praising myself for what I’ve done.

But I’m probably not the only writer guilty of this. As the year came to a close, were you also critical of yourself for what you didn’t accomplish? Did you forget to praise yourself for what you did accomplish this past year?

If you answered yes to both questions, I encourage you to take a moment to answer the following questions:

1)What goals did I accomplish last year as a Christian writer?

2)Have I praised myself for the goals I accomplished last year?

Nothing’s wrong with celebrating what you did well last year on your journey to write for publication. So as you reflect on what you accomplished as a Christian writer, be sure to shower yourself with a little praise!

Sharing the journey,


Christian writer’s prayer: Thank you God for all you allowed me to accomplish in 2016 as a Christian writer. I look forward to the new opportunities that await me in 2017. Amen.

Writer-to-Writer: Take a moment to praise yourself for three things you accomplished last year as an aspiring Christian writer or author? How did it feel to praise yourself?  Share your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you.

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