Encouraging, Living, Reaching


Short and Sweet: Ways to Encourage

Short and Sweet: Ways to Encourage
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How many times have you thought about someone and wanted to give them some encouragement?  Often when that happens we get distracted and easily forget to actually make it happen.  Here are a few suggestions for sending a note of encouragement to others using the internet and technology.

Remember it doesn’t have to be long. Often an uplifting verse and a short note is all that is needed to make a difference in someone’s day.

Email

This is a perfect way to encourage because it is quick and easy. If you have a few people in mind then send one email to several people and put your address in the “To” section and their addresses in the “BCC” section of the email (Blind Carbon Copy).  This means that none of the other recipients will see who is receiving the email.

Facebook and social media

If the person you are thinking about is a friend on Facebook then send them a private message. If you want to encourage them in a way that will benefit others then post it on their wall. Just remember to be discreet and not share any information that might be sensitive and private.

Text

Quick and easy, this is a great just to say you are thinking about someone and to let them know that they are important.

Telephone

Many people still prefer this method of communication. It’s personal but does require a greater time commitment. For those times when you feel an extra special sense to reach out to someone this is often the best way.

The main point is that with many methods there isn’t any excuse now not to encourage someone on your mind. So let’s be more intentional about blessing one another and building each other up!!

Crawford Paul

Crawford is an elder at Rolling Meadows Bible Chapel in Ontario and has a passion for the assemblies. He and his wife Beth serve in various ways within the assembly to build up and encourage the believers. He is president of Legacy Ministries Canada, an organization focused on helping individual Christians, local churches and Christian organizations with financial, legal and governance matters. Check it out at legacycanada.org

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