What we do to encourage others, and to pray for one another, looks much different compared to people-pleasing.
When we pray for others and encourage them, we use our God-given gifts, and we give others hope. It creates a ripple effect, a positivity that is passed from person to person.
This isn’t about fixing another person or trying to make them happy so that we feel a sense of happiness (i.e., a co-dependent trait). It also is not about keeping the peace. Rather, it is a way ‘of being,’ a way of fulfilling the popular meme, Be. Kind.
When we encourage others we live our lives, including our work lives, as if we operated as a ministry…and actually, isn’t that what a Godly life is about?
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)
I hope you enjoy what I am bringing to this site. In 2023, my goal is to write some 'shorter' posts and mix them in with the longer types that I usually publish. God Bless!