- God instructs us to encourage one another in His word, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” I Thessalonians 5:5
- It makes me feel good to encourage someone else.
- It makes me feel good when someone else offers me words of encouragement so I want to offer that to other people.
- It’s easy to do.
- It usually costs nothing.
- It empowers people to keep going and maybe accomplish something. You don’t know how far-reaching that could be.
- I want to be known for something positive.
Have you ever known someone who was an encourager? Chances are if you have, you have been drawn to them, like a moth to a light. They make you feel good every time you encounter them. You walk away with a spring in your step and a smile on your face, a warm place bubbling in your heart.
Merriam Webster says Encouragement is
: the act of making something more appealing or more likely to happen
: something that makes someone more determined, hopeful, or confident
God tells us to do this. God’s instructions are for our good. By encouraging someone else, you are also helping yourself. Giving of yourself in this way helps the body of Christ and most times it makes you feel better about yourself.
When someone has complimented me or encouraged me in another way, it usually gives me such a lift, I can feel good about it all day or maybe even all week. If it does that for me, it surely helps others the same way. I want to give them that gift. I want to be that positive person that cheers them on when they feel like quitting, that gives them the boost they needed to keep going.
It is easy to do. Pay attention to them and notice what they do well. Everyone does at least one thing well. Comment on it, expound on it. If you can’t find something they do well, then remark on a positive character trait. Pay them a small compliment. This costs you nothing. You could also buy them a flower and put it in a bud vase from a thrift store, or an old mug. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You could give them a baked good, a card, anything small and inexpensive but still says I care. Just knowing someone took the time to do that for you and that they care about you is a huge encouragement.
Take the time to comment on someone’s blog or post today. That is a great encouragement.
For your own encouragement, I am posting a link to a blog I found encouraging today: http://onethingalone.com/when-you-have-nothing-to-give-god/?utm_source=OneThingAlone+List&utm_campaign=6320286fee-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b88570f27d-6320286fee-135954269