A gift God has given me is being encouraging to others. I actually enjoy putting this gift into action, because I love when people smile. I love when others feel better about themselves and gain confidence, support, motivation, and hope. Without encouragement, I feel that people would feel alone in whatever they do. Life is tough, and it helps to have people who care around us who build us up. I strive to be somebody who does that, someone who cares and someone who is constantly giving off love. Encouragement strengthens our soul, bonds people with one another, and keeps people going during times of struggle. I can honor God in encouraging others quite easily. God tells us to encourage one another multiple times in the Bible. “Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today” (Hebrews 3:13), “ not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25), and “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). If I do these things, I am honoring God by following His commands, as well as making His people feel even more loved than He has and is already making them feel.
Everybody has a talent or gift that they can use to honor God in many ways. Some people use sports to honor God, others use their words, or some do both. God tells us to do everything in His glory, no matter what it is, and that’s what we should strive to do. Our purpose on this earth is to do everything for God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” We are all unique and have different talents or gifts, and we should use them to please God and to glorify Him.