Be Encouraged!

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You are more than enough, but don’t take my word for it.

Let’s look at what God’s Word has to say on the subject of confidence and self-esteem.

 

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

 

When you don’t feel like you’re good enough, it’s easy to want to blend in, hide in the back, and avoid bringing any attention to yourself. 

 

But God commands you to be strong and courageous!

Not in your own abilities or strengths, but because God will be with you wherever you go. You can live in confidence because of His strength. 

 

Whatever you may be facing or experiencing right now in your life, I am encouraging you to go through it and not give up!

 

In Galatians 6:9 the Apostle Paul simply encourages us to keep on keeping on! Don’t be a quitter! Don’t have that old “give-up” spirit. God is looking for people who will go all the way through with Him. 

 

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.” (Isaiah 43:2)

 

 

The way God helps us make spiritual progress is by being with us to strengthen and encourage us to “keep on keeping on” in rough times. 

 

It’s easy to quit; it takes faith to go through. 

Jeremiah 17:7

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.

 

If you’re feeling discouraged and weak when it comes to handling the problems in your life, the answer isn’t to give up.

 

Our confidence comes from our faith resting on God’s limitless, Almighty power that is always working things together for our good.

 

Sometimes, even when we start a task with confidence, it slowly wavers when we don’t see the immediate results. Don’t lose your confidence when things don’t work out right away!

 

Persevere. Keep going. Keep trying. Keep asking, seeking, and knocking. 

 

God does not give you what you can handle. God helps you handle what you are given.