Encourage Yourself

“Encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

-2 Thessalonians 2:17

 

Sometimes you have to encourage yourself. Why? The enemy will create walls to stop you from winning the victory. One thing you need to know is that God will be present, life may try to destroy you until you feel as if you cannot go on any longer. In order to make the giants fall, you have to encourage yourself.

Speak victory during the test. No matter how you feel don’t get discourage from the pressure all around. I still remember my senior year of high school and some of you may know about it already. The time where I needed the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as Fcat, in order to graduate.

Honestly, sometimes I did not encourage myself that i can make it because whenever i took this test or the SAT or ACT, I would just get so frustrated and then I would find myself saying, “I’m never going to pass” or “I won’t be able to walk across the stage.”

I would let the myself down but deep down in my heart i know i could do it. I just needed to encourage myself and let myself know that I can and I will. I needed to speak victory, I needed to believe because I have a someone who tells me that,

“All things are working together for my good…” 

-Romans 8:28

Everything is working for your own good as well. Encourage yourself in the Lord, don’t let the giants stomp you into pieces. It’s time to face the giants in the battle of your mind and in your heart. There’s no greater feeling when you have the victory. As long as you keep pushing yourself, and encourage yourself to strive for greatness. No giants can put up walls to stop you.

Be bless everyone!!!!

Dealing with Temptation

Temptation comes in a lot of ways. Whether it’s a diet, within a relationship, or something. We deal with temptation at different times and in different ways. There’s not one person on earth, who does not deal with temptation. Even Jesus dealt with temptation.

In Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus was tested in the wilderness by the devil. He was in the wilderness for forty days and nights without any food. Three times the devil tried to tempt Jesus by; telling him to turn the stones into bread, telling to throw himself down, and trying to give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. Three time he tried and failed but when it comes to us all it takes is one try. Why?

Our spirit becomes weak. We start hearing that voice in our ear telling us to just give in, it won’t hurt, no one is watching, just one step… well you get the picture. Well sorry to break you, that one step can turn into even more steps and that voice is not God tempting you.

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  Matthew 26:41

If you noticed in Mark 14:38, it also says the same thing as the verse above. We need to flee from temptation. Focus on the Word of God. Temptation can lead us into to sin. Fleeing is not easy because if we did it once then it is more likely to happen again but if stick to the Word of God it will flee. I’ll leave you with this;

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, he will flee from you.” James 4:7