All of us can develop the attitudes and skills that will make us effective encouragers. But that is especially true when we believe in Jesus and let his life flow through our lives.
But first, let’s consider an important question: Does encouragement come easier for some people than others? I think so. Some of us naturally do it, perhaps due to the way we naturally see people. Others- though they care just as much- find that encouragement takes more effort and practice. But even if it is difficult for you to express encouragement, Christ can make it happen. Christ’s life, in our life, creates fruit that is far beyond our personal capabilities. You just have to ask him to help you, be willing to make a few changes and take a few chances.
Now, let’s sketch our portrait.