« Joel Osteen Podcast

Encourage Yourself

2018-08-29 | 🔗
It’s great when family and friends are there to encourage us in difficult times, but we can’t depend on others to encourage us. We have to learn to encourage ourselves in the Lord every day. We have to remember what God has done in our life. We have to get in agreement with God and say, “Thank You, God, for who You made me to be. You made me to be more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I’m an overcomer because You back me up, because I have Your Word in me, and I will overcome this.”
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
welcome to the dual loose dean podcast helpless new to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit to lose dean dot com slash give hope to give a gift today we honor you today is a good guy i was talking to a the other day who had had a break up in her relationship as she was so disheartened she said that i thought this relationship was on the right track she thought that it even be headed towards marriage one day he came to her he said i'm taking a job in another state which she was so discouraged she thought what's happening when she began think about how he could leave so quickly and began
demoralized her she thought well i'm not a specialist i thought i was i guess you didn't love me like i thought he loved me she said i began to dwell on these thoughts and i became more discouraged did you know it's just really just trying to make sense of it all trying to figure it out what happened what did i do she said i got to the place right anyway wanna go hardly go to work i certainly didn't want to go out with any friends i found myself just dane at home a lot and she said one indeed i turned on the television and i saw your industry she says
begin to listen and listen to the messages i begin to regain a sense of who i was she said i began to become encouraged again she said this that i thought was so good she said i realise what i had been doing was i had been so focused and so i can add to what had happened to me that i wasn't understanding what was happening in me she said i had been so hurt i've been so discredited i felt so all alone and what was happening to me was causing what was happening in me to totally drawing my lie she said i didn't want to do anything she said and as i became encouraged she said that discourage metal in how rose
she's not i literally got to the place where i can look myself in the mirror and like myself again little by little she's that i'd get up in the morning and i would look in the mirror and she would say you were beautiful you are talented you are valuable she said i again to have this fun person come back into my life the person i really was and she said i got so excited i got it i got it encouraged to get up in the morning and look at my open tell myself how well i was doing you see i love that she added this and i can't leave this out she said and i would say to myself god is going to bring the right person across my path because i'm in nepal of his hand i love the fact that she did something about her discouragement she made a choice she took what she received on the
saw the encouragement she got from the ministry and she began to encourage herself it says an exodus six that window this was going to lead the children of israel atta captivity which god had promised would happen when he went to them to tell them that this was their time this was the moment that god was going to cause them to lead this burden of this yoke this bondage that they had been under the scripture says this it says that they were too discouraged to believe they had been under so much discouragement that they couldn't even believe that what god can do for them you know that's a sad statement to discourage to believe but i'll tell you what it shows me it shows me the power of discouragement and our lie it shows me that way
we become discouraged we can't even get the day to believe that god can take us to the places we need to go to take us over a challenge through an obstacle you see discouragement is here on us and we can't see you know it's very interesting because the young girl that i talked about we she began to encourage herself when she began to this encouragement that she had on the inside and encourage yourself you no net had changed on the outside that man didn't come back to her life but everything had changed on the inside and we hope rises in your heart say causes to act they cause you to move forward the scripture tells us that david them
hey man a guy who based challenge after challenge learn this secret he encouraged himself in the lord you see david had a warriors mentality he took this place inside of him that he had built up this place where he had encouraged himself in the things of god and he was able to take that war chest and encourage himself on the things on the out he was able to look at the face of discouragement and say no my god can supply all of my knees my god can get me through this you see at one point in david sly everybody had
and against him even had the men that were fighting battles with him or saw down and discourage that they turn to david and they said we want to stone you they were looking for someone to blame for the difficulties that they were facing david had no one around him that could encourage him yet he encouraged himself in the lure he's gone you know it's great when your family is there to encourage you when you're friends are there to encourage you but what happens when no one there it in courage you you know what i believe i believe we shouldn't depend on other people to encourage us i believe our main source of encouragement should come right from the inside of us the act and even imagine my husband trying to encourage me every time undiscouraged you know it of all went to jail every time that i was discouraged he'd probably locked himself in a closet in not come out you see we ve got to learn to encourage ourselves
every day we ve gotta remember what god is done in our life we have to understand that we have to get in agreement with that the u are made in the image of almighty god god create you and he made you and if you believe that about your life then we who criticise your self you may as well be criticising your creator the one who made you you see if you can criticise his creation then what you're doing is criticising the creator because he made you here for you heap ash and you just the way you should be fine you encourage yourself what doing you're saying thank you got for her you made me to be thank you got that they made me more than a conquering crises but i'm and overcome because you back me up because i had
a word in me they had so easy sometimes to see the good qualities and other people yet it nor the good qualities in ourselves but i believe that we need to see are the good things in ourselves and we need to applaud even the smallest accomplishments you know maybe you feel like you're procrastinator and there's been a project that you ve been putting off well when you begin to start that project even if you dont finish it
claude yourself you what what about that diet you ve been trying to stay on listen when you have a good day applaud yourself what about the addiction that your overcoming when you see yourself trying listen crown your own efforts with the success applaud yourself you see we ve got to learn to applaud even the smallest accomplishments in our lie when we applaud ourselves you don't we're doing we're not being boastful we're not bein egotist full improbable we're building competence and faith in ourselves too often we see what we're doing wrong and not what we're doing right we see all the times we blew it but i want to tell you something don't go around looking at all the times you blew it applaud yourself or all the things you ve done well
yourself sunflower writers tell you ve been made and the image of god you gotta anderson and when you celebrate yourself you're celebrating god on the inside of you see it so important that we do this you know life doesn't always turn out the way we plant and maybe you can say well not everything has gone my way but can i encourage you with this you're still here you're still fall apart this you're still furlough value you can still get tiller god once you too vague you can't live negative and expect to have a positive life you can dwell on everything that you can't do and expect to go well with strength and courage to do it you see we're all in the process that
the true every one of us in here is in a certain area of our lie in process to the economy and it's up to us to stay encouraged along the way i'll never forget the time we re in another state in my husband was on a book tour and we had an interview with this journalist they'll never forgive you got in the car we all piled in the car and he sat there for second he said you know what i did job he said i did everything that i knew to do i said what i knew to say he said and i just feel good about what i did today i did the very best that i could and we had
friend with us and a little later he said to you know when you affirmed yourself after that important interview he said it reminded me of how negative i am towards my own cell he said i thought about what that was me that just came out of that interview he said i would have probably had a mindful of doubt i would probably thought i didn't say the right thing and i didn't do the right thing but when you had the boldness and the courage to affirm yoursel he's it it was such a freedom for me made me realize that i can offer myself but could see the truth we can only do the best that we can do today and it will do the best we can do day whether it was the best or not will be more equipped to do better tomorrow you see my husband is one of the greatest encourages that i think
ever see he's encourage people all over the world and i believe one of the greatest secrets to his encouragement is the fact that he knows how to encourage himself he practices finding the best in himself see when you're full of good things christine how you see through that lines of good things then you're able to see the best and others to affirm and encourage other people so you can't give away what you don't have you got a full tank then you can give encouragement and love to one another listen i believe i'm looking at people who decided they're gonna practice look in the mirror and deciding who they really are i believe on looking at people who are going to farm themselves they're gonna watch the negative talk in the negative
that are going on in their mine and i believe that as we did up every day and we say who god says we are we reflect the image of almighty god that will be our will to go out and be encouraging where we go a man a man he's an awesome god the eleven from new york times best selling author victoria boosting her brand new thirty day audio devotional embracing every day in this of lifting thirty day audio devotional you'll be challenged and inspired to start living with greater phase and favour every day request your copy of embracing every day today jones dean dot com flash embracing orca k five six seven jill
Transcript generated on 2019-12-12.