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How to encourage yourself

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post.

In yesterday’s blog post and podcast I talked about encouraging ourselves, but I didn’t really get into how. Would you like to know what has worked for me?

The scripture reference comes from Hebrews 13:8, which says, God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and He wants us to rely on Him first and foremost. When we do that —when we tap into His unlimited resources, He gives us what we need when we need it. That includes encouragement. He gives us Godly encouragement and He gives us free will to encourage ourselves. I choose to encourage myself everyday even if I don’t always feel that great about certain things. Self-encouragement is a choice we make. What kind of day will we choose to have? Are we going to let anyone take our power? Will we make the decision to triumph over all that ails us? The decision is ours and we can’t hold anybody else responsible. 

Today I’ll tell you what works for me. First off, I have a relationship with the Lord, which means I speak to Him aloud when it’s just He and I. And I speak to Him silently when the time calls for that. He speaks back several ways. One is through His Word -- the bible. I read His Word whenever I feel the urge to and I get revelation. I also listen to podcasts, videos,  read books, talk to positive people, or work-out.

It’s about getting the blessings of the Lord in order to live out our purpose. God wants us happy, joyous, and prosperous. And we have a right to our godly inheritance. 
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