Romans 7:8 says, If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. In 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Paul says, So encourage each other and build each other up. We should all encourage each other, however, people with the gift of encouragement are extra good at it. Can you think of anyone who is really encouraging?
Unfortunately, people seem to be more interested in tearing other people down, rather that building them up. They gossip, criticise, tease and bully others. We can encourage people by complimenting them, helping to cheer them up when they feel down, listening to them when they need someone to talk to, sending a card on their birthday, or for no reason, hanging out with them when they feel lonely, giving them a hug, etc.
Try to be an encourager this week.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.