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I am not even sure where to begin with the topic of Encouraging Yourself, but there are times in your life when you just need to do it!!!
When there are many people around you, but you feel alone, you need to know how to encourage yourself. When you have an idea that is not the traditional way of doing things or the way people think will work, encourage yourself. Sometimes God puts us by ourselves or cuts us off from everyone else so we can stop all the noise and hear him…and especially in those times you must encourage yourself. You are not always going to have support around encouraging you and motivating you throughout all aspects of your life or maybe you never had support at all…don’t give up the fight, encourage yourself.
I own a business and everyday is another day I have to encourage myself because of the decisions that have to be made, the possibility of failing, the voices questioning how does this business make any money, and so on and so on…you’ve got to know how to encourage yourself in every circumstance.
As believers we can stand on God’s word believing for God’s best for our lives, but sometimes you will be in a place that makes it hard to pray, hard to praise, hard to move forward positively. I want to encourage the hearts of all of you reading this blog. I don’t know what you may be going through or why this word of “Encouraging Yourself” has been on my heart to share, but I want to let you know, I’ve been there.
Many of us have been in a place where we feel downright like giving up and maybe we want to be alone, but this is a place we can not dwell in!!! The reason we must continually encourage ourselves and believe in God’s promises for us is so that when we fall into these times, we can pull ourselves back up. When we encourage ourselves we can find our strength to move forward through fellowship, praise, prayer, and His word.
Open Your Heart…
When we open ourselves for encouragement we can reach out to others for help just by attending your local church, calling a friend, or reaching out to ministry leaders. This is why it’s important to have fellowship in your life, so that when the times get hard, you have people that will be concerned about you and can reach out to you, but you first have to encourage yourself before you can get to a place that people can reach you. This is also why it is important to have bible memorization because if you have the word in your heart, you can carry it with you, and you can always have it on your tongue to speak and encourage yourself…always!!!
Find out what activities you do in your spiritually life that really make a difference in the way you feel. Is it hanging out with friends, talking on the phone, personal praise and worship at home or driving in the car, attending church services for wisdom from ministry leaders, referencing your favorite scriptures throughout the day, what is it? If you are going through a time right now that you need to pull yourself out from, start here by going over all the activities just mentioned until you have touched the one that makes a difference for YOU!
1 John 4:4………..Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. (Enlarge God’s territory! He is Greater than your fears, Greater than your circumstance, Greater than your failures, and Greater than the enemy himself!!!)
Prov. 3:5-6………… Trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight. (Declare this word with truth and understanding that He will do what he promised!)
Hebrews 11:6………… And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
There are so many more verses you can read, say, and pray until they are fixed upon your heart. Unlock God’s word and let them be your sword and armor during the times when you need to encourage yourself!!! I was just surfing the internet and came across this website that list some more verses you can look over: http://www.prayingscriptures.com/faithconfessions.shtml.
For your Praise & Worship, please visit the DivineEndings.com Praise and Worship page to hear a variety of songs that can minister to your heart. This song list is always available to you, so if you have no music at home, come visit the website. While you’re here, this is one song I have always turned to when I am at my road’s end earnestly seeking Him and His wisdom for steps in my life. I want to know what His will is for me and His plan for me…I’m after his heart. This song is straight forward and deep, and I LOVE IT!
Favorite One, by Misty Edwards
…and here’s one to help you keep up the fight!!! Be strong in the Lord! God Bless!!!
Can’t Give Up Now, by Mary Mary