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Sometimes we have to encourage ourselves

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Sometimes we simply have to encourage ourselves. Yes, sometimes we have to encourage in the Lord -- in God. And if that requires dancing or whatever it is you want to do in Jesus name, then do it.

2 Samuel 6:14 says, "and David danced before the Lord with all his might." And guess what? There was absolutely nothing wrong with that. Many of us should take a cue from David by rejoicing and being glad in our circumstances. Listen, if we can dance, clap, shout, or whatever, like David did then we are blessed, because there are some people who can't do any of that. Have you ever stopped and thought about that? Sometimes we get down about what we have and don't have when we don't even realize how blessed we really are. If we can move even a little bit, we are blessed in the city and blessed in the field and we should rejoice and be glad about that.

I take a fitness class and one of the participants has a problem with one of her feet, yet guess what? She is in the fitness class dancing with complicated exercise moves. What an awesome thing that is. She's not letting what some might see as a disability affect her. She may even be in pain sometimes, but she continues on and she's always smiling. I love that.

Because at the end of the day we all been through challenging and hard times. And it's a waste of time to just lay around and feel sorry for ourselves. I learned that the hard way, so now I'm here to tell you to get up and get going. There is something each of us can do to encourage ourselves. Something, so let's get motivated. Even if you can't literally dance, there is something we can all do to move to the beat of God's music, because it should be playing constantly. What is it for you? What is your thing that will get you moving? If it's dancing, then dance, but whatever it is you do it can it and you can do it where God will be pleased with you. And it'll make you feel much better. Encourage yourself.
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