Don’t Be Stingy with Your Encouragement
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“Most people want love and acceptance first and information second.”
– Bob Goff

As a lover of information (I’m an Enneagram 5 so it comes naturally to me), I have to remember that encouraging words are often more needed than informative words.

Sure, we do need to give advice and share knowledge when it’s needed. But even while doing that, we also need to give encouragement to each other. 

And especially now. With all the uncertainty of 2020, we can easily question ourselves:

  • Am I making the right decision to go here or not go there to keep my family safe?
  • Am I doing enough to combat racial injustice in our country and help end white supremacy?
  • Am I making the best use of these “safer at home” months?

We all appreciate encouragement that it’s going to be okay; that we’re doing the best we can and that it’s enough; that we’ll get through this together and come out stronger on the other side.

But do we say those words? Are we actually giving that encouragement to others?

Or do we withhold it? And if so, why?

Today’s Featured Post

Amy Jung reminds us that we’ve probably all felt the sting of others withholding from us: an ignored text; absence of forgiveness; a scowl instead of a smile. 

And it hurts. That’s all the more reason we don’t need to withhold our good gifts from others. Amy says this:

“Withholding is not Christ-like. And withholding is not becoming of a Christian.”

Read the rest of her post here as this week’s featured post. Then add your own links below!

Am I Withholding Myself From Those I’m Called to Love?

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Somebody needs to hear your encouraging words today. Don’t be stingy. Give them. Share your thoughts in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Be Stingy with Your Encouragement
—Grace & Truth Linkup

  1. BettieG

    Dear Lisa,
    Thank you for sharing this great post from Amy today. I see so often that I need His grace and compassion to keep loving like HE does! Blessings and love to both of you today.

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