Share Encouragement With Others Each Day!

Share encouargement with others by being a good listener!Please contact us if you have questions or comments or want encouragement.

When you share encouragement, it is essential to listen carefully, with compassion and understanding, by pointing others to Jesus Christ and the principles He has taught us from the Bible. There are many ways to share encouragement. A simple smile or a hello are both straightforward techniques. How often do you see them happening in everyday life, and how often do you respond in a positive way?

When you share encouragement, the most important thing is to invite God into the conversation, the next biggest thing would be to be the very best lister you possibly can be, most of the time, people need to vent their feelings, yet there are also times to give advice when they ask for it. Try to both listen and talk to the other person as though you would want to be treated. ~ Bill Greguska

Philippians 2:1-2  Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

 

 

 


Are You Strong Enough To Share Encouragement?

 

 


 

The Story Of The Starfish

While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up, and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was a young man picking up starfish and tossing each one gently back into the water. He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?” The young man paused, looked up, and replied: “Throwing starfish into the ocean.” The old man smiled and said, “I must ask, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” The young man replied, “The sun is up, and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach, and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!” The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves, and said,  “It made a difference for that one.”

 

 


 

Things You Can Do To Share Encouragement?

Share encouragement by sharing God's word!

To share encouragement, you must have love in your heart!

  • Share encouragement like you have been encouraged in the past.
  • The best way to share encouragement and faith with others is to be transparent and genuinely care about them.
    Try to be a good listener, and when a door is opened to speech, share what God has done in your life that helped you in difficult times, especially in areas that you know the other person is struggling with. It is good to share some of your past with them.
  • Sometimes, talking about what we believe about God can be intimidating. Be cautious about speaking about God right off the bat. Take some time to get to know the other person.
  • Our hope and prayer empower you to freely and appropriately share your encouragement with others in your circle of friends, family, acquaintances, and even strangers.  Many worldviews confuse people. Learn how you can help cut through all the confusion.
  • Contact us if you have been a Christian for at least a year and would like to help us come alongside others who are struggling. Tell us why you want to help, and tell us a bit about yourself.
  • To share encouragement, you need to be a good listener.  When a door has opened to speak, share how God has helped you in difficult times, especially if you have had the same struggles as the other person.  First, pray and listen carefully — then point the person to God.

 

 


Five Ways to B-L-E-S-S Others!

B- Begin with prayer. We want you to ask, ‘God, how do you want me to bless the people in the places you’ve sent me to?’
L- Listen. Don’t talk, but listen to people, their struggles, and pains in the places God sent you.
E- Eat. You can’t just check this off. It’s not quick. You have to have a meal with people or a cup of coffee. It builds relationships.
S- Serve. If you listen to people and eat with them, they will tell you how to love them and know how to serve them.
S- Story. When the time is right, now we talk and share the story of how Jesus changed our lives. By Dave Ferguson.

 

 


Tips On Mentoring, Encouragement Comes In Various Ways!

Share encouragement each day and every day!

Coaches share encouragement with their players to motivate them to do their very best. The same applies to when you talk with someone.

  • Mentoring others is a beautiful way to solidify and underline the truth that has become a part of your life in thinking and action.
  • You don’t pour out everything you have learned like a one-sided lecture, but you listen and pray for God to illuminate His wisdom when the time comes to speak.
  • Perhaps it will be a question to illuminate the problem further. Remember that having other “ears” hear what is said helps the speaker understand and evaluate his thoughts too!
  • The best mentoring is done with thoughtful “spaces” for conversation and thought – not “jumping right in” for a “fix.”

~ Sue Sauer

 

 

 

 


 

How To Share Encouragement With Others!


There Are Many Ways To Encourage Others

  1. Remember that each person is unique, although the ideas below are general!
  2. Take time to learn about the other person.
  3. Be a great listener, and try not to cut them off when they talk.
  4. Speak highly and respectfully to the other person.
  5. Use specific scriptures that could help the person if they are open to it.
  6. Share encouragement by being wise in how you speak.
  7. If they drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes, encourage them to cut back or quit soon.
  8. Share what knowledge you have that might help.
  9. Pray that God shows you how to encourage the person.
  10. Ask them if there is more they need to mention?
  11. Remind them that they are worthwhile and God loves them.
  12. Assure them that your conversation is confidential.
  13. Tell them when you can tell that they are making progress.
  14. Use scripture to encourage others, but don’t come off as holier than thou.
  15. Put your helpful thoughts into words.
  16. Share with them what works in your life and what does not work.
  17. Encourage their relationship with God.
  18. Do some homework and research in the Bible that might help them.
  19. Share with them a small, thoughtful gift or card.
  20. Pray that God will make you an encourager.
  21. Show them that you care and that God loves them.
  22. Show genuine interest in the situations of others.
  23. Encourage the other person’s slightest effort or success.
  24. Show your love for the person with your words and respect.
  25. Stay always humble and be Christ-like with them.
  26. Focus on the good that they are doing.
  27. Make an effort to smile and nod when listening to the other person.
  28. Help the person figure out what their love language is.
  29. Be sure that you do not seem bored or preoccupied.
  30. Think ahead of time about what scriptures could encourage the person you are with.
  31. Offer a compliment or word of praise while keeping it real.
  32. Make positive comments about them.
  33. Encourage them to make decisions and take positive steps.
  34. Let them know they are not alone; God will never leave them.
  35. Encourage them with simple challenges to gain confidence.
  36. Assure them that there are solutions around the corner.
  37. Speak with gentleness.
  38. Share your testimony.
  39. Keep life simple such as proper sleep, exercise, and plenty of water.
  40. Restore hope by sharing new perspectives from the Bible.
  41. Give them a CD or a book that has been a blessing to you.
  42. Ask them how you can be of help to them.
  43. Keep in touch with them by phone, email, text, or written letter.

 

 

 


How To Share Your Faith?

  • We need to understand that God has a plan for everyone’s life and that all good things come from God, the creator of this world.
  • With God as your foundation, you are on the way to sharing your encouragement with others! Just be yourself, and share your truth of how God delivered you.
  • As you get to know the person you are trying to help, use common sense, relate to them, and give them ample time to talk about themselves and what is on their mind.
  • Remember that you need to earn their trust before they are willing to trust what you have to say.
  • God has blessed you, and you have the opportunity to bless others with your witness. I suggest praying before you talk, asking God to direct your conversation.
  • Now pray and ask God who He wants you to share encouragement with.

 

 


Are We All Supposed To Encourage Others?

For a variety of reasons, only some are comfortable encouraging others. I just wanted to let you know that to do so is not something to be taken lightly. It can be as bad as no attempt if someone is not equipped to help another person. This was my personal experience when going through a divorce.

Also, the Bible talks about the fact that there are many parts to the body of Christ; this is true when it comes to encouraging others. Only some people do it by talking one on one. Here are a few simple ideas that you can consider:

  • Let them know you are praying for them.
  • Prepare a meal for them.
  • Invite them to your church.
  • Help them with yard work.
  • Offer to drive them somewhere.
  • Help them with their checkbook.
  • Give them a hand with their grocery shopping.
  • Offer to help do something for them.
  • Spend time just being with them for enjoyment.
  • Call them to let them know you are thinking of them.
  • Invite them out for lunch or a movie.
  • Write them a letter or send them an email or text.
  • Buy them a small, thoughtful gift.
  • Tell them why you think they are unique.
  • Be a good friend and listener.
  • Contact us if you have any questions or comments.

 

 


Questions About How To Share Encouragement!

1. Do I need to be a counselor or have specialized training?

The answer is NO; you need the desire to help another human being with the weight they are presently carrying.

 

2. Does it help if my life experiences are similar to those of the person I’m encouraging?

Sure, it does help, but it is unnecessary to point someone to Jesus Christ.

 

3. How can I help someone who is grieving a loss?

Just being there for the person who is grieving is a great start. Listen to them without passing judgment.

Treat them as you would want to be treated. Then you can point them to Jesus for comfort and direction. Be a good listener!

 

4. How do we communicate with the person we are encouraging?

This can be done in person, via email, phone, text, or even letters.

 

5. Does all of this cost anything?

No, There is no sign-up fee or cost involved. The only thing it will take is some of your time, but you will find it well worth it.

 

Again, if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! Thank you. Bill Greguska

 

 

 


 

 

Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

John 3:15-18 ESV 

That whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Hebrews 13:15-16 ESV 

Through him, then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Job 41:11 ESV 

Who has first given to me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

James 1:16-17 ESV 

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 ESV 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ, we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

1 Corinthians 4:7-16 ESV 

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us, you have become kings! And would that you did reign so that we might share the rule with you! For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. We are fools, for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour, we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, …

John 10:27-29 ESV 

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

Isaiah 58:6-8 ESV 

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

Romans 11:34-36 ESV

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Deuteronomy 8:17-19 ESV 

Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish.

1 John 3:16-18 ESV By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

 

 

 


 

 

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