Encourage Instead Of Discourage

The Importance Of Encouraging/Instead of Discouraging

This was a post on a fellow sisters page Eze Goodness.

His phone rang in church by accident during prayers.

The Pastor scolded him.

The worshippers admonished him after prayers for interrupting.

His wife kept on lecturing on his carelessness all the way home.

His co-vineyard workers shook their heads in disgust

You could see the shame, embarrassment and humiliation on his face.

He never stepped foot in the church again.

That evening, he went to a bar.

He was still nervous and trembling.

He spilled his drink on the table, bottle falls by accident and it splashed on some people.

Those it touched rushed towards him. He closed his eyes expecting bashing of words or slaps.

Instead they cared to know if he didn’t get a cut from the broken bottle.

The waiter apologized and gave him a napkin to clean himself.

The janitor mopped the floor.

The female manager offered him a complimentary drink.

She also gave him a huge hug and a peck while saying, “Don’t worry man. Who doesn’t make mistakes?”

He has not stopped going to that bar since then.


Sometimes our attitude as believers drives souls to Hell.

You can make a difference by how you treat people especially when they make mistakes.

* IF you cannot be a bridge to connect people, then do not be a wall to separate them.

* IF you cannot be a light to brighten people’s good deeds then do not be darkness covering their efforts.

* IF you cannot be water to help people’s crops sprout, then do not be a pest destroying their crops.

* IF you cannot be a vaccine to give life, do not be a virus to terminate it.

* IF you cannot be a pencil to write anyone’s happiness, then try to be a nice eraser to remove their sadness.

We can always be each others keeper, let us resolve to heal the world and make it a better place. Yes, we can.



Amen. Amen. Amen. Its time to wake up to this. More importantly, once you have the heart that’s ready to do anything to serve and do His Will, get ready to go out Beyond the Church… So many times I was left alone wanting to do more but not knowing how, and I belonged to multiple churches.. So much TALK from everyone but very little DOING, and so me desiring isn’t ENOUGH, yet I wasn’t sure of myself, I needed to build more trust and confidence in the Lord, but the men and women there were none existent to provide an avenue. May times they kept their distance and excluded me for thier own reasons. Many times this happens because they , we get scared about becoming entangled by the problems or spiritual problems of others, but FEAR doesnt accomplish anything. You do not win your life by protecting it, you win your eternal life by risking to lose it for the sake of another- Like Jesus Christ. So, I always kept pressing, kept looking, kept searching, I wasn’t going to let ANYONE, pastor or no pastor, stand in the way, no Church, no brother or sister friendship I dont care how dedicated they were, or what their reasons or the reasons told to me were.. such as “wait, your time will come, or God has a process and you must follow that process or be patient, you are not ready, ” to me all these were blah, blah, blah, why? Because where is the FAITH in Jesus CHRIST AT? Where is the FAITH in Jesus CHRIST, THAT IN THE NECESSARY MOMENT HE WILL PROVIDE THE WOMAN THE MAN THE BELIEVER IN HIM WITH WHAT THEY NEED TO DO HIS WILL.

BUT what happens? How many of us have seen this? We the believer get looked over, analyzed, and reviewed, and then its determined whether we should or shouldn’t, or whether the door will be opened or not, for opportunity.

Now, I am 100% behind this, when it is GOD Almighty working through the man or woman, however, way too many times, the man is NOT allowing this to take place, and it is HIM, that is denying you, it is his own selfish thinking- he fears losing control of his leadership appinted to HIM by God, through God, to do God’s Will, and he here is trying to prevent others from letting the GLORY shine.

So, When I saw these things take place, and I had been attending a specific church branch for two years, completely dedicated .. well i tell you what brothers and sisters of the LORD, my dedication #1 is not to the body of Christ, it is to Christ Himself.

And shall no one member or members stand, dissuade, prevent, halt, remove, block, or serve as obstacles between me and doing the Will of Almighty God, that He has planned for me. Not just members of the body but those outside of it.

Matthew 22:37 greatest commandment of them all Jesus said: is to love God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with your whole mind.”

And that’s what I’ve strived to do. Sometimes, you have to be prepared to make big changes. Life altering changes.

Some pastors did STAND in the way, others PAVED the way. The ones that paved, are in short supply.

Halleluah for the ones that were not intimidated and closed the door, as they feared losing their pastorship instead of realizing I was their to support it. Thank God that when the time was right, He took me and provided me the training to grow in trust, grow in Faith, and now everywhere I go, I am a Church, which is part of a bigger Church. The worldwide breathing living Church of Christ- that no walls of barriers can contain. Everywhere we go, let us praise, sing, worship, testify, preach, and do thy Will of God by the power of Jesus Christ as directed by the Holy Ghost.

Think about it.. Don’t wait on the CHURCH to provide you something. YOU GO PROVIDE THE CHURCH, SOMETHING.. AND GOD WILLLL BLESSSSS YOU…. We ARE THE CHURCH. I WAS ALWAYS WITH MY HANDS OUT EXPECTING SOMETHING, NOT MONEY, but I expected opportunities – and when none arrived I allowed myself to simply SURVIVE on Sunday and We’d Service and that’s why I LIVED UNDER SIN, AND UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, but when I finally began dedicating my ALL, EVERY DAY TO THE ALMIGHTY, AS I would make it a point to do something for Him EVERY DAY, soon, each day was filled with more and more tasks, and I’m not talking about things always inside a church.. Do not limit yourselves, ANYTHING YOU DO, DO IT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD WHO SEES ALLL HEARTS, He knows you want to do more and don’t know where to turn or how and this is how- DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR HEART FOR GOD, as you clean your toilets, DO IT for God, as you mop your floors do it for God, in your heart imagine and know it is a training for mopping next in His house, in the Church, paint, repair, give a ride, walk with, look for the weaker ones and help them, soon.. Before you realize it each day will be filled with the Lord, and bustling with many wonderful activities.. Which is now how my days exist..

It is a continual day of Church it does not stop- all day every day is service where I stand, sleep, or walk, because I do so with my heart and soul and mind SOLD OUT TO CHRIST, AND I AM CONTINUALLY THINKING ABOUT HIM. HOW I CAN BE BETTER, WHO I CAN HELP, SEARCHING FOR THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY, ALWAYS ALWAYS, ALWAYS HAVING WORSHIP MUSIC ON, NO MATTER WHERE I AM, it helps so much. I am now finally living what I always dreamed of thanks to ALMIGHTY JESUS CHRIST. No matter what store or place I go, there is testimony about God going on, cause where I’m going I’m bringing and standing IN JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, without trying to be perfect – that’s nonsense if your ‘waiting’ until your ready- guess what you’ll never be- don’t fall into that trap- all it does is hold you back. Where ever you are, turn off the unbelieving mind, you don’t need it, it gets in the way when it time to worship, testify, preach, serve, and work in the SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH, learn to use the mind when it is needed, and learn to turn it off when it is not needed. Thank you FATHER, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit,


Published by Benmadley777

My aim is to help others make sense of their own lives, by sharing the failures and misfortunes of mine. Misfortune and failure lead a man to the unmistakable clarity of his deception- That there is no need, nor room for God, because he himself is self sufficient, well educated, rich and capable. The more the man stays his ground, holding fast to his position- the more suffering he shall bring into his life. Suffering is the ground upon which elimination of the false occurs and perception of the Truth begins. After enough time is spent courting Misery, Pain, Humiliation, Slavery, Emptiness, one seeks to stop the bleeding. Some men prefer to bleed their way to death rather than admit their ignorance; that their way will never work. While other men, surrender, which is the beginning of knowledge. By surrendering the man does not fall, he rises and steps foot upon the path of Eternal Wisdom and Truth. It is the path that leads to Eternal Life- the pursuit of knowledge, is the pursuit of Almighty God- Man's Creator. *If you have questions, concerns, need direction, prayer, you may email me.* I do not charge for what Almighty God has given me freely. Bhines7165@gmail.com

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