"Encourage One Another"

February 03, 2022 | By Chuck

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” (I Thess. 5:11).  One of the most important things we can do for others is encourage them.  I’m convinced there are many who have the careers they have today because someone encouraged them.  How many are faithful servants in the church and are serving in a particular area because someone encouraged them?  I wonder how many Christians have remained faithful to God during a tragic and difficult time because someone encouraged them? Encouragement is too important to ever overlook or take for granted.  Through encouragement we have the power to influence the lives of others in the most positive ways. 

There are those who are gifted encouragers. (Rom. 12:6-8) But, I do believe we all have the ability to encourage others if we’ll simply look for and take advantage of those opportunities.  It may be a kind word spoken or a listening ear and wise counsel for someone.  We may never know the impact our encouragement has on others, but as Christians, we should encourage one another.  Encouragement is very close to my heart because I know the difference it has made in my life.  The encouragement I received from the Lord’s church, a preacher and his wife has a lot to do with why I'm doing what I’m so fortunate to do today.  May we see the importance of encouragement and encourage one another.