Giving or Receiving Which is Better?

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By Rev Paul N. Papas II
December 2, 2014

It is more blessed to give than to receive has often been repeated.

It is complicated is also often heard when people don’t want to give all the details.

Many Americans have traditionally spent way beyond their limits in trying to purchase enough gifts, sometimes hoping to gain favor with the gift receiver. It is well known that you can’t buy true friendship or love, but people still try. If you could buy favor with someone understand that favor could go elsewhere to someone with a bigger bank account. In affect you really would only be renting favor until a higher bidder arrived.

Truly long lasting human mutual relationships are built over time.

No one has been successful in coercing someone into a real truly long lasting human mutual relationship.

This season is an opportunity for each one of us to renew or establish real truly long lasting human mutual relationships.

There are enough events going on around the world to be concerned about which real relationships can discuss without being disagreeable.

Real relationships, such as a married couple, work together toward common goals.

World-class athletes know that it takes focus, effort, and sacrifice to achieve any goal that is truly worthwhile. This is true for solo competition as well as team sports. Team sports, however, also require cooperation and communication. Team members not only work hard together but also communicate with one another to provide information, feedback, and especially encouragement.

You and your spouse are a team, and you will have to cooperate and communicate with each other as you strive for victory. You’ll need to talk things over as you choose which goals to pursue and decide how you will achieve them. You’ll need to keep each other informed as you assume your individual roles and execute your unique assignments. You’ll need to compare notes as you evaluate your progress. And you’ll need to encourage one another as you work hard, reminding each other to keep your eyes on the prize and never give up.

Encouragement is such an important part of communication between teammates because it delivers hope and renews energy, inspiring fresh enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment. Words of encouragement can literally make a difference between failure and success.

With a little encouragement from each other, and a little help from the Lord, you’ll soon be rejoicing together that you’ve accomplished your goals, and your communication will take the tone of celebration.

Encourage one another daily, as long it is today.

The above teamwork and cooperation applies to friendships, co-workers, and those serving in the military, in perhaps different degrees, in accomplishing common goals.

If friends, teammates, co-workers, and spouses spent their time encouraging each other great things can be accomplished and mighty obstacles can be overcome.

If friends, teammates, co-workers, and spouses spent their time encouraging each other there would be fewer trips to the doctor to address a variety of issues.

If friends, teammates, co-workers, and spouses spent their time encouraging each other there would be fewer prescriptions purchased to combat depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

Which is better giving or receiving? The gift of encouragement you give will pay enormous dividends to you, to people around you and people around the one you encouraged. The gift of encouragement is one gift that can be regifted with pleasure, one you just might like to receive.

Encourage one another daily, as long it is today.

Reverend Paul N. Papas II is a Pastoral Counselor with Narrow Path Ministries (MA and AZ) and Founder of the Family Renewal Center (AZ) http://www.narrowpathministries.org and http://www.familyrenewalcenteraz.org


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6 Responses to Giving or Receiving Which is Better?

  1. Aquileana says:

    Great post!. I much appreciate that you shared it!. Best wishes to you ⭐ Aquileana 😀

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