God wants us to be encouragers. God is an encourager. The whole context of the Bible is for people to be encouraged, based on the Word, and not transient emotions. But, it is one thing to be an encourager, but another to be encourageable. Taking encouragement might be the key to move into your destiny. The seven characteristics of a person who can be encouraged are: Understanding of God, a stronghold of optimism, objectivity, discerning the positives, looking at the right examples, a correct self-view and holding on to your vision.