In the general sense encouraging yourself sounds easy enough, but like so many other things in life it can be a lot easier said than done, especially if you don’t know where to start. Some situations seem to just completely knock the wind out of us. They’re so discouraging, so painful and upsetting that all we want to do is disappear.
Encouraging yourself in the Lord means to use the strength of God that dwells within us to help bring us out of our pit. In our own strength we are sometimes incapable of doing so. But when we leverage the mighty power of God we can get through anything.
Here are 3 ways to encourage yourself in the Lord
1. Keep positivity in your ear: You’re already down so listening to your own thoughts can be risky. Listen to uplifting music or an audio bible.
2. Recite the word of God: The word of God is alive and cuts like a double edge sword. Keep the promises of God in your mouth. This is the equivalent of speaking life!
3. Actively focus on faith: 1 and 2 will help you but this one is what will really pull you out of your pit. We have to actively practice believing and trusting God’s word. It’s not always easy but God knows and sees your effort. No matter how bad things are you have to believe that the power of God that lives within you can make them better.
That’s it! Life can get tough sometimes. When it does, I hope that these tips will help you to encourage yourself in the Lord.