Have you noticed that there seems to be a lot of negativity in the world. I know shocking revelation. I will spare us from a list of things that can pull us down. It seems that without even trying some people excel at pull others down. What is unique is to see someone who encourages others.
Hopefully we've all experienced that person who went out of their way to encourage us. People like that pull us up instead of pull us down. What if more people where like that? What if you and I became that way?
Hebrews 10:24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
Who is the writer of Hebrews talking to? Specifically he was writing to the Jewish people, but the book is for all followers of Christ. If you are following Christ then this is for you.
Think of ways to motivate one another...
Now, why would he have to tell us to, "think of ways...?" Maybe, because our nature is to be selfish. For most people, to put others before themselves is a difficult thing to do. I know it is for me! For some it seems like all they do is think of ways to tear others down. No finger pointing!!
Here's a thought, if we want others to encourage us, maybe we should first think of ways to encourage others.
That is the purpose of this blog. It's us thinking of ways to encourage, to motivate others (specifically you) to, "...acts of love and good works."
What is acts of love and good works?
We can all encourage someone and make them feel better, but feelings come and go. At some point in our lives we start realizing we have all this God-given potential. Soon after this revelation we start thinking in what if statements.
What if I fail.
What if I get laughed at.
What if others don't agree.
Fear, doubt and uncertainty enter in and stop our potential (click here for more on overcome those things). We need to motivate one another to action. Action is moving beyond thinking and feeling and actually doing something. It's helping someone up to a higher level.
What can you do to motivate others? We would love to hear your thoughts.