“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25, NLT)

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Most of us appreciate positive feedback. For instance, your boss may say something like this: “I think you did a great job on that presentation. Here are a couple of suggestions I have to help you improve it.” That type of criticism is much more constructive than if your boss said: “That presentation was absolutely terrible. Next time do it my way!”

The way criticism is presented can mean the difference between a motivated, cheerful employee and one who is left completely broken down and discouraged. As Christians, God calls us to encourage and motivate one another in our daily lives. We are to inspire one another with confidence and help each other grow spiritually and emotionally.

Encouraging someone might mean helping them get out of a bad relationship, or helping them lose weight, or change careers, or make an important financial decision. At times, encouraging others may seem awkward and difficult. If it’s hard for you to encourage someone, challenge yourself. Step out of your comfort zone. Just like the word itself, to “encourage” means to inspire with “courage” – courage to talk with them, pray with them, and minister to them. You may consider asking God to show you how to encourage, rather than when to encourage.

Encouraging one another is an important aspect of our lives. In Colossians 3:15-17 NLT, Paul teaches:

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

Ask yourself this Friday, “Who is it in my life that needs to be encouraged?” Perhaps you have been sent by God to make a difference in their life.

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

Explore posts in the same categories: Colossians, Hebrews, New Testament


  1. “Encourage one another”, Now this is the game I enjoy playing!!!! A side note; the format of the Blog is awesome and I really like the graphics you are bringing in…. Just a little word of “Encouragement”….. Take care my Friend, Be Blessed of God and have a Great Weekend 🙂 Kenny T


  2. What a great encouragement to all of us. The reminder of asking God How to encourage rather than when struck a cord with me. He will make the “when” obvious if we are equipped with the “how.”


  3. Jo Yule Says:

    I love the message of this blog. May the Lord bless you and your writing


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