New Testament Reading Reflection Week 1 0

Written by Elyssa Schultheiss

What does it look like to lovingly motivate one another in a performance-driven culture?


It’s easy to get swept up in the mindset that we need to be the best, perform the best, and earn the most. We are taught at a young age to adopt this mindset of constantly winning and achieving. But what do we do when this bleeds into our relationships with others? How to we switch our mindset from domination to loving motivation?


In Hebrews 10:23-25 we are presented with a countercultural idea to support and encourage one another. “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”


What would it look like to switch our mindset into believing the best about others? Encouraging and intentionally wanting the best for others. Who can you encourage and lift up this week? How will it change your mindset and actions toward the people around you?

Cole Beshore