|Encourage yourself even when it hurts|
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:5
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
A fear filled life
Life can hit us like a ton of bricks. The sudden impact of life on life's terms can shift our focus from good to all that is bad which opens the doors of our spirit to all sorts of negativity and self-doubt.When those times come, and they will, what can we do to encourage our spirits even when it hurts?
David had a dilemma. His troops wanted to stone him. David had decided to take his troops into battle 1 Samuel 29. By doing so he left home based unprotected. As read in 1 Samuel 30, David’s camp was destroyed by fire, their wives, children, and elderly captured 1 Samuel 30:2.
- When his friend and mentor Saul wanted to kill him
- The lost of his first child with Bathsheba
- Finding his family captured
The power of encouragement
Everyone needs encouragement from time to time. Often family, friends, and co-workers speak words of empowerment which can get a person revved up. But what happens when no one is around? How does a person encourage and jump-start self?
There have been days of discouragement in my life where I found myself filled with the Monday Blues. It was my past encounters with God which became the fuel of self encouragement. When that feeling of despair hit me like a brick wall I got up and shook out the cobwebs. Once composed the transformation began.
Creative ways to encourage
Here are a few more creative tips from Jacob Cass – Just Creative –
As you begin these steps of positive process one cannot help but to encourage self and be overwhelmed with joy!
Remember the enemy creates barriers he wants to see you downtrodden. Take on a spirit like David and celebrate. Become undignified and humiliate yourself before the Lord and Dance like David Danced. Find ways to encourage and recapture the joy in your life again!
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