Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
Some people just make you better
Ever been around someone that just encourages you? It’s not a planned meeting. You didn’t ask them to be your mentor to give you words of encouragement once a week. Just listening to, interacting, or conversing with them makes you want to be a better person.
I am blessed to have a few men in my life that do that for me. I might get to see or talk to them all the time, but when I do they challenge me just by being who they are.
I believe that is what the writer of Hebrews meant as they penned those words — spur one another.
The body of Christ is meant to be a people that spur each other on.
The body is there to uplift and encourage. To point out weak areas and encourage strengths. That’s what a body does for its self. It protects, feeds, heals, strengthens, and loves itself.
That’s what the church should be. Do you have that? I hope you do. If you don’t seek out those people through prayer. Ask God to put those people o your life.
- Paul had a Barnabas.
- Timothy had a Paul.
- David had a Jonathon.
- Moses had a Jethro.
It makes the difference. We were not meant to do this on our own.
So let me encourage you to do a couple of things.
Meet on a consistent basis
Meeting with other believers should not be optional. It should a non-negotiable event every week. Become an active consistent member at your local church. Also, meet up with other believers through the week.
It’s good to be around people who have committed themselves to follow Jesus.
Become an encourager to someone else
Paul is encouraging Titus to teach and lead by example but this applies to us. We should be doing the same.
Who are you taking time to spend even a few minutes each week to encourage or admonish? Ask God to place someone or several someones in your life that you can invest in.
This will be like a stream instead of a puddle. Someone pours into you and you pour into someone else.
We can all be better for it
People matter to God. The body of Christ, the church, matters to God. YOU matter to God. Allow others to make you better. And make it a priority to make someone else better because of you.