Do you have “it”? You should have…
Romans 12:8 in the New International Version says:
“If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
Everybody should have the gift of encouragement.
“Well, I’m not sure God wanted me to have that gift.” Then it’s apparent that you’ve never read Hebrews 3:13 in the Amplified Bible:
“But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].”
We’re to encourage one another. . .HOW OFTEN?. . .EVERY DAY.
So let’s look at what encouragement means.
According to Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary the word encouragement is defined as:
“1. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; 2. That which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence.”
William Arthur Ward, noted for his inspiration maxims, said: