In that sermon that I preached a few weeks ago, I explained that the Bible tells us that we need to CONSIDER how we can stimulate others to love and good deeds. We need to CONSIDER how we can encourage one another. Those thoughts are right out of Hebrews 10:24-25.
When you CONSIDER how to do something, you make a PLAN. But, what are the components of an encouragement plan?
Step 1: Answer the “who” questions.
- Who do you have in your life that you can encourage?
- Who do you give voice to in your life to encourage you?
It’s most efficient when the answers to the above questions are the same people, but it’s not necessary.
If you can’t answer the questions above, do something about it. My recommendation is to commit to a church and meet with people until those questions get answered (Hebrews 10:25). If you are visiting churches, look to see if they help create environments for you to develop relationships of significance. If they aren’t, move on, and try a different place.
What are your answers to the “who” questions?