Encourage one another and
build each other up.
—1 Thessalonians 5:11
“She believed in me!”
That’s what Henry Ward Beecher said about a teacher who taught in the rural elementary school he attended as a youngster. At the height of his impressive career, he said she was responsible for whatever success he had achieved.
Teachers, coaches, parents, grandparents, spouses, and friends change lives by the encouragement they give.
Today do two things: 1) Say thank you to someone who has encouraged you. 2) Speak a word of encouragement to someone.
Moffatt translates Job 4:4, “Your words have kept men on their feet.”
Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Think of it! You have the power to change a life by what you say.
A couple of the most important implements in your toolbox are a listening ear and an encouraging word.
How you make others feel about
themselves says a lot about you.