The real problem with discouragement is that it weakens us spiritually and causes us to lose confidence in ourselves, in others and even in God. A Strong faith can become weak faith in a short time if we allow ourselves to become discouraged.
Encouragement has the opposite impact on our lives, it tends to give courage and build confidence and boldness when we are struggling. Encouragement is priceless; it is what can light a fire under us and strengthen our resolve.
We all need encouragement; however, has to start from someone! We must be willing to share it in order to see its potential to change lives. Make it your goal staying connected with others and blessing them with words of encouragement.