Gosh, Encouragement is Awesome!

Do you encourage others?IMG_2102

No, seriously, is it a daily–consistent–habit?

If not, why not?

I came into my office last week and someone had left this on my white board.

It MEANT the world! 

Encouragement is AWESOME!

So, why don’t we do it more?

Here’s what 1 Thes. 5:11 says about that…

So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.

I know some of us have fallen out of the encouragement life style because life has been hard. I get that.

But, if you know Jesus, you have a calling. And, part of that calling is to encourage. worry2

So, encourage. And…Don’t be cheap with encouragement. 

As a I Pastor, I love receiving encouragement! As a husband, as a dad, as a son, as a friend, I love receiving encouragement!

I know that sounds selfish! It is! But, gosh, I receive a pretty good dose of the opposite. It’s true. I try to not talk about it often. But, I have its amazing the negative comments that thrown my way. Either directly to me, indirectly to me, through someone else or via social media.

That’s discouraging. But, it’s part of life!

And, like anyone else, I could always use the encouragement!

So, here’s what I challenge myself with everyday…

Who can I encourage today? Who can I send encouraging words too today?

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