ENCOURAGEMENT FOR YOU TODAY!
by Dr. Wendy Campbell, Senior Pastor
Discouragement, like any negative thought or feeling, is a symptom. Any symptom can be broken. The symptom breaker for discouragement is the Word of God.
Whenever you find yourself discouraged and somewhat downtrodden, do not be hard on yourself. Even others may be hard on you, but there is nothing worse than rejecting what God has put in your heart to do.
Whether you decide to go back to school after 20 years, start a business with your 401k, have a child at middle age, quit your job during the recession, or surrender your all to Christ Jesus, God will give you the desires of your heart. Many of your desires may be God’s want for you. “God will give you the want of your heart”. If you make a mistake, the Lord will back you up. He will keep you from falling, and He has the ability to make your plans a success.
“It is not by power, nor by might, but by My Spirit, says the Lord” Zech 4:6.
It is by God’s Spirit that He calls you. God will call you to a place in your life that you thought you would never be. You may be called to be in a place that others think you should not be, or do not deserve to be. However, when man discourages you from the things of God, please know it is God’s Spirit who reigns in you. He gives you the ability to do all things, even to overcome the doubts of others.
One day someone may adore you, and the next day abhor you. No matter what you do, you will never please everyone. Whenever you go “whole hog” for the Lord, others, even Christians, will go against you. Actually, they are going against the Word of God to prove your unworthiness. Do not be discouraged by someone’s the looks, actions, or words. They are not rejecting you; they are rejecting God’s ability to choose you. Continue with your work in Christ, and know that He is with you, and against them. Those who hated Jesus, now regret what they have said and done against Him. Had they known during Jesus’ humble beginnings, what they know now, they would have never attempted to go against Him -even with their words.
PLEASE STAY ENCOURAGED!
Remember, the Word of God takes precedence over man’s thoughts and opinions about you.
Here is the Word:
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…these are the beginning of sorrows…you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake…many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another: Mat. 24:7-9.
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:15.
Meditate on the following for more encouragement:
- “Do not despise humble beginnings”
- “When God is for you, who can be against you?”
- “Fear what no man shall do [or say] unto you”
Here’s loving you,