Jesus Wants Us To Encourage One Another.
Today’s message really is about encouragement, in so many areas of your life encouragement really can be life changing to others and yourself. You know when we go through life it’s not necessarily easy. There are times where you know maybe we feel like it’s tough to go through different situations. Maybe you started a new job or school or maybe you’re just trying have a good home life or something in those regards. Sometimes if we learn to encourage yourself as God encourages us and then we can start to reach out to others and encourage them as well.
Maybe they need help with their finances, maybe they need a little bit of advice that you’re able to give them, maybe it’s something that you’ve already experienced and you can encourage someone to get to the other side of that. or maybe it’s encouragement to start school or a new career.
I remember when I was contemplating a career change in the IT field several years ago. I had both my brother Brian and a good friend of mine were both very encouraging which helped me tremendously to be able to make the change.
Now that I look back on it, I don’t know if I could of ever had the confidence to make that huge change in my life without their help and and encouraging words.
Is it easy to reach out with encouraging words and help others? No. But when we really start to look around us and know that so many are in need of maybe just one word that gives them hope and lifts them up to be able to at a minimum get through the day or even better make a massive change, that is just awesome to know you can be a piece of that persons life in a positive way?
he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
I think this verse really sums it up as we really should look for ways of being cheerful and lifting others in all we do. When we start to live our lives this way and have a heart of wanting to reach out and help others we can feel our lives start to change as well as we become the beacon of hope and strength in those around us lives.
Is it always easy to try and be encouraging. No it is not. We all have
those moments where we feel low on energy and cant go on. But that’s when we need to look to Jesus and pray and with the Lords help we can have the energy to start reaching out.
Somebody starting something and you’ve already gone down that path; it’s very important to encourage others and try and reach out and help them and be God’s hand extended through encouragement that’s real message today is just being encouragement to others and ourselves just like Jesus is for us.
Have a Blessed Day,