Reflect on past victories and encourage yourself. Sounds like a plan! It doesn’t do us any good to dwell on our problems. We need to find solutions and then move on. It is difficult sometimes to overcome negative feelings and situations. Yet if we count our blessings and ponder past victories, it will be an encouraging, uplifting experience, and set us up for future success.
Here is your Tuesday inspiration…
“When you feel yourself starting to lose courage,
talk to yourself!
Tell yourself that you made it through
difficulties in the past
and you will make it again.
Remind yourself of past victories.
Make a list of your blessings
and read them out loud
anytime you feel yourself
starting to sink emotionally.
Pray: ‘Lord, I thank You for the victories
You have led me through in the past.
I know that You will lead me in victory today,
and I can overcome. Amen.'”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
I can fully relate to this – I talk to myself all the time! Especially in times exactly as the devotional expresses, as a pep talk and to encourage myself as I reflect on all God’s blessings in order to overcome anxious, depressing, or stressful thoughts and times.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Are you able to refocus and encourage yourself by reflecting on the blessings in your life?
When you think about it, do you agree you have more blessings than problems in your life?