Are you an encourager?

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Be an encourager!

How does it feel when someone encourages you?

Of course it feels great.

You feel recognized and affirmed. It energizes and motivates you to reach for bigger goals.

Yes there’s spirit power in words and they can change the direction of a person’s life.

Steve BacklundYou can see Steve’s books and recordings here

Steve Backlund is back with us this week, he’s an associate pastor of the Bethel Church in Redding California.

He has the gift of encouragement.

In this video Steve will explain the power of encouraging words and how you can become God’s messenger of encouragement.

Click on the video and change someone’s life.

To live a transformed life you need to be God’s voice to encourage others.

Now I want to hear from you

How can you become the biggest encourager in your environment? Just leave your comments in the box below.

Watch Do you laugh enough? a concept I learned from Steve Backlund.
Here’s my interview with Steve, How to stop negative thinking.

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13 comments on “Are you an encourager?

  1. Gen on

    I LOVED this! I am an encourager too and always look for a way to lift others’ spirits with an encouraging or compassionate word. I love the idea Steve gave of asking the Holy Spirit to lead you to others to whom you could release a word. And you know, it is more blessed to give than to receive. It just feels so good to see people’s faces light up with a smile.

    Thanks Grant.

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  2. Jewl Westphalen on

    In the middle of a busy morning, through a series of delays, I “happened” upon a teen girl feeling so alone and crying in the school bathroom. I listened, shared a thought or two, and prayed for her. I’m sure God used it. How much more specifically I could have offered her words of encouragement had I asked God for the words before hand! Thanks for YOUR continual encouragement, Grant!

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  3. Jamie D on

    WOW! This message is very timely. I have been blessed by Encouragers in my life and I am so thankful that they saw me through some of the deepest valleys in my life. I am inspired to seek God’s will in this area of my life.

    Thank you Dr. Mullen and Pastor Backlund for encouraging me today and always!

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  4. Ken Doherty on

    I must admit that this is an area that I struggle in, Note this, only with certain people. If I come in contact with people who I see are not even trying to help themselves I find it very difficult to encourage them. How should I pray so that God can change my heart so that I am not so critical with them. It is really easy with people who are willing to give an effort but those who don’t try it is hard.

    So if anyone has any ideas I’ll be reading..

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  5. Kathy Mullen on

    Good question Ken. One of the things that the Lord has been teaching me is to ask Him for the “what ifs” regarding that person. In other words – what if this person’s life were transformed by His love, by repentance/ forgiveness etc. And then pray those “what ifs” whenever they cross paths with you rather than thinking the negatives all the time. That is speaking in the opposite spirit (not necessarily to the person but to the spiritual realm). So then you can be an encourager based on the what if’s God has shown you to pray for them.

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  6. Debbie on

    Thank you Grant, and Pastor BackLand for an inspiring message. I could feel God’s love radiating through your message to so many people who have either benefited from encouragement in their life or to those who have the gift of encouragement. You have encouraged the encouragers! The idea to start small is such a good idea. Our Heavenly Father isn’t looking for ‘perfect’ encouragers but rather ‘intentional’ encouragers with a loving attitude who desire to care for his sheep. I appreciated your suggestion on the ‘what ifs’ when it comes to encouraging others whom we don’t always have the desire to encourage. It really changes your frame of mind to think of them in that light. Thank you.

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  7. Kristin on

    WOW! As always, just what I needed. I have been searching for a way to stop ‘negative thinking’ and here on one of your great teaching videos I am able to make a start. Thanks so much and bless your hearts.

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  8. TJ on

    Encouraging people is one of my favorite things to do. It seems people are so down trodden with trying to live life and deal with their baggage that the simplest act/word of kindness will bring a smile to a weary face. I worked for FedEx for many years as a courier and would smile a lot. (Is not the joy of the Lord our strength?) People would comment on me always smiling.
    I have learned through a very difficult time in my life, how much God has done for me
    and all He has provided for me and I have a thankful heart. He kept bringing people in to my life to lift me up and help me through and I have never forgotten that, so it is probably one of the biggest reasons I love to encourage people. God is so faithful!

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  9. Mary J Scharenbroch on

    I have always been an encouragement to others, but did not ask the Holy Spirit to show me a verse or tell me who I should talk to. I like your spiritual advise and I will start using it. Thanks Mary

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  10. Andrei on

    ok, that was powerful. i like that. especially about not waiting until people get their act together before we start encouraging them. that is right on target.

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  11. Kathryn on

    I was encouraged by your encouragement of not waiting for people to be “ready” but to listen to the Holy Spirit direct us to encourage! In encouraging we are encouraged! I needed encouragement today and Thank You Lord I have been and will pass it on. Blessings Beyond!

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