An older gentlemen who has enjoyed a decorated career across the decades shared that one of the main reasons that he can do so many different things is because his wife regularly tells him, “You can do anything.” He said, “I don’t know how many times I’ve heard phrase over the years.” Powerful testimony of long-term, spousal support.

Do we speak with hope about the future? Do we bless our loved ones with encouraging words about what is possible–particularly if these affirmations are predicated on a robust faith in the Lord’s providence, His ongoing redemption of our vain ambition, and a knowledge that He is the ability flowing through our giftedness?