Encouragement is a good thing. There can be no doubt about this. We are told that the great American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne became such a great writer because of the encouragement he got from his wife.
The question is: what if there is nobody to encourage you? What if all you ever get is discouragement?
There is an answer:
If no one encourages you, encourage yourself.
If people try to discourage you, encourage yourself.
If you find discouragement coming from yourself, turn to the master of encouragement who says in Matthew 28:20: ‘I am with you always, to the very end of age.”
The apostles listened to these words of encouragement and went on to establish a Church which is conquering the world.
If you do as they did, what will stop you from going on like them to do something that will rock the world?