They say encouragement sweetens labour in the same way wouldn’t visibility would sweeten our faith. Oh yes! Absolutely!
Imagine this – two hot cups of tea, one with sugar and the other without. Then picture someone who despises the idea of drinking tea but have to, his or her encouragement or motivation for gulping down that tea is knowing that the sweetener would give it a more appealing taste. Now `picture someone who loves tea but has to drink it to help with some sickness, after constant drinking nothing much happens. In this case the avid tea drinker would be encouraged by some positive proof that their labour will not fail.
Both scenarios exemplify some amount of failure and require a lot of faith. Increased faith means failure is imminent but your growth is consistent.
Empowerment Conversations March 2018