We’ve all been there. We have all failed at something and felt the demoralization and shame that comes. Some of us are more resilient than others, and can bounce back pretty quickly. Others take a while to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again. Some beat themselves up and struggle to get back up. ALL of us get it, so why aren’t all of us more encouraging to others?
When we fail, we don’t need “constructive criticism” or advice. We need encouragement and empathy. The time for coaching and direction will come, but not immediately.
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11