Did you ever want to just set someone straight?
Somebody did something last week that was discouraging to me. I know that wasn’t intentional, but I also know the way it was handled fell short of the biblical admonition to “encourage one another.”
So I started thinking about how I should express that to them. And thinking about it just discouraged me more. As I thought about it, I realized that maybe I should try encouraging others.
I mean, writing thank-you notes always makes me feel more grateful. So maybe writing a few notes of encouragement would encourage me.
And I realized that I really wanted to encourage that person, and that trying to set them straight about something they had done unintentionally probably would not have made me feel any better, and probably would have discouraged them. And that would be sin on my part.
Gotta go – now I’m feeling pretty good and I want to write some thank-you notes!