The Reluctant Encourager

Are you thankful for the people in your life who support and encourage you ? Those individuals are God’s gifts to us. One of my Biblical heros is Barnabas, known for his gift of encouraging the early Church.

Christians should be known for their willingness to support and encourage others.

I told my cousin Brenda that I had been blogging for several months. She said that was nice, but told me that her busy schedule had not yet allowed her to read my writing.

Last week she told me that she had read my blog !

She said that it was not bad, but pointed out that I had made a huge mistake in naming my site. She pointed out that I was, in fact, politically incorrect, and I should have called it : ‘Theology of a Newfoundland Houseperson ‘.

I pray for Brenda, who is a reluctant encourager.

Let us pray for the grace to encourage others ; life can be challenging for all of us.

13 thoughts on “The Reluctant Encourager

  1. Aww. 😦 I’m sorry that you didn’t get that encouragement from your friend. I think your blog is great just the way it is, and I enjoy reading your interesting and thought provoking posts! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Sometimes from the people we would most expect encouragement, we get discouragement. I think about David’s brothers as the Israelites were facing the Goliath and the Philistine army. My wife knows I maintain a blog, but has no interest in reading it. When I first began writing, I showed her a few posts, but she was super-critical and I quickly learned to keep my blogging activities to myself. Yes, we all have different gifts.

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  3. I’ve experienced this too Sally. It sucks when people rarely read and then one day they finally decide to read and have something negative to say. But you just keep doing and saying what God leads you too. It’s your blog not hers or anyone else’s. I enjoy your writings! 💕☀️

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  4. Haha! “That was great, except…”
    Reminds me of the kid that I ran into the Monday following the weekend of performances of the high school play I was in. He said, “I saw you in the play Saturday night.” Then he added with a smile, “You were trying real hard!” :/

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  5. ‘Reluctant encourager’. It is sad but at least she tried. God often send strangers to encourage us because most times we will not receive it from friends and family. I received my encouragement from all of you – my blogging friends. Have a great weekend.

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