There is often a difference between those who inspire and those who encourage. Inspiration comes from the stars in position of strength and success. Encouragement comes from those who are defined by struggle and empathy.

From Darrel Chaney’s Foreword in the book, Welcome to the Big Leagues—Every Man’s Journey to Significance.

Your struggle does not disqualify you from making a difference.  That is where you gain wisdom and empathy to give courage to others.  Even when you struggle, your life matters.