Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.
– Ephesians 4:15
Most of us can think of someone who has encouraged us. Perhaps it was a parent, teacher, coach, or pastor. Few things are as meaningful as a timely word of encouragement that builds us up and helps us through hard times.
During my years of ministry, I have found that a voice of encouragement can be life-affirming, but a voice of discouragement can leave a devastating effect. You must choose which voice you will be to the people you meet each day.
As you encourage, always speak truth. Seek to discover the truth in each and every situation that will speak life into someone’s heart.
Today, begin a habit of affirming the lives of the people you meet.
Be an encourager.