In life, there will be plenty of situations that will require you to learn how to encourage yourself. Sometimes you will feel discouraged and feel like giving up. It could be related to your job, your marriage, a friendship, your health, etc but anything worth having is worth fighting for, right? It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth having.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV states “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” So if you are experiencing a bad time right now, keep enduring to the end because times do change!

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I included the above picture of individuals running a race because if you look closely at the picture, you will see how some are in the front and some are in the back. However, they are all still running the same race. The men in the back could look at the men in the front and allow themselves to become discouraged OR they could continue to encourage themselves and run the race that is set before them. In Hebrews 12:1, it states, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”.

So lay aside everything that is bothering you and continue to run your own personal race. Don’t look at the success or the lack of success of others and it allow it to discourage you. Learn how to encourage yourself and keep going!

There is a beautiful song by Donald Lawrence titled “Encourage Yourself“. I will include the link below but I admonish you to listen to it and allow it to minister to your soul!

In my devotions, I will always refer to the King James Version bible. If you are looking for a good, affordable copy, I recommend the one pictured below since it has large print and a reference. You can find it here. And if you want to see more posts such as this one on Lovely Sharice, please subscribe. And if you really like this one and it helped you, please share using the buttons below so it can help someone else.