Don’t Rely on H.O.P.E.

happy girlDon’t rely on Having Other People Encourage you. I believe everyone at some point needs encouragement from other people.  It’s nice to know that others are rooting for you. However, like anything in life, don’t let the approval and opinions of others become a crutch or a hindrance.

WOW – as I was listening for GOD’s guidance on what to write next on this issue, Encourage Yourself by the Tri City Singers started to play.

Sometimes you have to encourage yourself. Sometimes you have to speak victory during the test. And no matter how you feel, speak the word and you will be healed; speak over yourself, encourage yourself in the Lord.

Speak over yourself.

I’m encouraged. I’m encouraged. I’m encouraged. I’m encouraged

I’ve heard this song many times before but what stuck out to me is how the song starts with ministering to you and ends with you ministering to yourself. Nobody but GOD!

I know that GOD is always listening and HE answers prayer in HIS time. But it really takes you to another level when HE quickly gives you the green light on the direction you believe HE told you go.

GOD is so AWESOME! When I started this blog, my intent was to document my journey as a girl, woman and this Pastor’s wife. I prayed that one or two other folks would relate to my struggles and be encouraged along with me as GOD guides me to and through HIS Word. I promise you, I have reread each one of these posts at least 3- 4 times since I started. It’s weird, it’s like I’m reading the words of someone else.

Thank you Father. I got it. I am encouraged to continue to write and post even if it is only to encourage myself.

FINAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT – 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

There is a Reason. Trust the Process. Stay the Course.

Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.

this Pastor’s Wife

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