It takes courage to encourage.
How to be an encourager in a world full of problems? As humans, we are vulnerable to all kinds of problems and trials in life. And most of the time we find ourselves discouraged, weak, broken and depressed because of our shortcomings and flaws in life.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, I, too, am not excused on these things. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 10, "Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another..." This Scripture gives us encouragement especially in times of trial. It does so by directing our focus to the absolute Supremacy and Sufficiency of Jesus Christ in our life.
Unless we personally know, understand, and experience God's mercy, grace and great love towards us, we will not have the right courage to encourage one another especially in a time of need and trials. It takes courage to encourage. Also, let us not neglect the importance of always meeting together, not just every Sunday in church or during special occasions. Let us make it a habit to meet so that we can always encourage each other through our works, words, and actions.
Leo Dominic Lumabi, TLW Volunteer
Leo is a TLW volunteer for almost five years now. As a volunteer, he helps in marketing tasks in the social media pages of TLW and is one of the facilitators of workshops and talks. He is the team leader in Kids Ministry Primary Department in Victory Metroeast, and a Values Education teacher in Alternative Learning System in Marikina. A 4th year Accounting technology Student in Fatima Antipolo, he joined TLW because he wants to be an instrument in sharing truth regarding sex, love, and relationship.