Here we are:it's the last day of the project 31 days to encourage yourself
-I hope you are encouraged!
Please remember that when discouragement comes reject it and do like David did.
He encouraged himself in the Lord. So take some time and talk to God-tell him about your problems.And then talk to yourself!Say aloud the promises God has
made for you!

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. 
I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.
-John 10:10 

 
God wants you to enjoy your life every day and you can do it no matter how your
circumstances are. So rejoice and enjoy your life and live it passionately!
Make a list of all your blessings and discover your passions by looking back 
over your life for those moments where you've had "Yes!" experiences. String those
together, and you'll begin to see new possibilities for your life.

"Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.
I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference."
-Max Lucado 

With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. 
-Ephesians 3:20 

SO BE ENCOURAGED!
YOU ARE LOVED AND YOU ARE BLESSED!

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It's nearly a month that I have been posting about how to encourage yourself
and today I'll encourage you to be an encourager. Why?Because there is nothing
better than making someone else happy!
And as you are not focused on your own problems you will notice that you will
now longer feel discouraged.

But encourage each other every day while it is “today.” 
-Hebrews 3:13

When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers. 
-Galatians 6:10 
So be committed to encourage others daily!Show them that you care about them!
Encouragement is the power that can affect the lives of people around you!

You never know when a moment and a few

sincere words can have an impact on a life.
-Zig Ziglar 

 


 


Blessed are those who fear the Lord.
-Psalm 112:1
 
When you grant a blessing, O Lord, it is an eternal blessing!
-1 Chronicles 17:27 

God always wants to bless you but and if you want to live a blessed life, the key is to 
observe to do according to all that is written in the Bible.

And it's important to understand that the purpose of God's blessing in to enable you
to be a great channel to bless others.
YOU ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING!

"I have been given all the magnificent promises in the Word of God.I sow blessings bountifully and therefore I reap blessings bountifully.I always look for ways I can bless others."
-Patricia King 


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Today be encouraged and proclaim that you don't lack anything!

"Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!"
- Matthew 6:8

 God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
-2 Corinthians 9:8  

In life we have many needs and wants...but let's remember to be focused in God.
“What I have in God is greater than what I don’t have in this life.” 

I pray for you and me that today we'll be encouraged as we say:
The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need. 
 
-Psalm 23:1

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I keep my confidence in Christ...
But what is confidence?
Wikipedia describes confidence like this:
"Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective"
So I could say that confidence is all about being positive concerning what you can do and not worrying over what you can't do.
A confident person do not concentrate on her weaknesses and yet she is open to learning.
But...the important thing is to have our confidence in God...not in ourselves,not in other people or in some system.

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
-Hebrews 10:35-36 
  
But you may have already noticed that life will try to steal your confidence in God. Things happen that you never dream.The enemy may have attacked your circumstances but actually he is after your confidence. But the good news is that  your circumstance is not your confidence and if you keep your confidence in God He will work you through the circumstances.

Christ-centered confidence doesn’t start with us. It starts with God and having the correct assessment of what He can do through us.
God is at work for you. He is for you. 
When we have confidence in God we can live confidently and enjoy the life that 
God wants for us.
Keep your  confidence in Him!

 "If God could use a small boy to defeat a giant, he can do anything through you."
-Steven Furtick

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Today's world has created an unrealistic image of what women should look like or act like.
There are so many demands how we should be...yet everyone of us is unique...

 For we are God’s masterpiece.
-Ephesians 2:10

So don't be discouraged that you should be something else that you are.Instead start to believe today that you are a rare, one-of-a-kind, valuable and precious woman.
 
Let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.
-Romans 12:6 MSG 

“Becoming obsessed with what people think is the quickest way to forget about what God thinks.”
― Craig Groeschel

So remember that you are a precious child of God;needed and loved just as you are no matter what else others may say about you. You are unique... and with God's help start to be really happy to be you!



You are a woman who is perfected and complete in Him. When you start to believe that, you will no longer feel that you are lacking anything or that there is anything wrong with you. 
-Joyce Meyer

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It is safe to live when you know that God will protect you!
He has promised to protect you:
He will cover you with His wings. And under His wings you will be safe. 
He is faithful like a safe-covering and a strong wall. 
-Psalm 91:4
For He will tell His angels to care for you and keep you in all your ways. 
-Psalm 91:11 

So whenever you feel discouraged remember that you are protected!

A Blessing for Protection
May the God of peace and grace and truth be your guide as you begin your day. 
May he go ahead of you and prepare the way. May he come behind you and protect you. 
May he surround you and make you aware of his presence.
 -Max Lucado
 
  
We all sometimes get really discouraged and think that we can not do 
something we should do...It can be whatever:mow the lawn, clean the house,
exercise, eat in a healthy way, be friendly to people who are not nice to you...
But  God has given us a spirit of self-control so we can actually choose what
we think about any situation.
"From scanned images of the brain we see that we can control brain activity with focused, disciplined thinking & focused choice!" 
- Dr. Caroline Leaf 
Discipline is required any time you are forming a new habit...so it may not be always easy,but it's good to remember that self-control is a freedom, not a bondage.And we are not alone!We can ask God to help us to be self-controlled.We can ask God to strengthen our minds and thoughts! We can choose self-control!
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;  and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.  -2 Peter 1:5-7 

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Even when you feel discouraged know that God has a unique plan for you life!
I know that there are days when the will of God seems completely wrong,
but  choose to trust the Plan Maker even though your faith is small.
Because:

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope .
-Jeremiah 29:11, NLT

God's plans are always for our good. His plans are always to prosper us and give us a hope and a future.

 “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.”  
-Psalm 32:8 

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him
who have been called according to his purpose.
-Romans 8:28

We know...but there are so many things we don't know.
But the thing is:
You may never know why or how, but you can always know
who is faithful!
God works-in all things for the good of those who love Him!

God is looking and longing for someone who’s waiting for Him to be good to them. God wants to be good to you, but you have to be expecting Him to move in your life. 

And in the moments of discouragement you need to believe God's promises and not
your own feelings or thoughts.Think about all the works God has already done in your life.
You can make even a list and this helps you to see how many things
He has already done in your life. In this way you can have more faith to trust God
and expect something good to happen to you.

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Go into His gates giving thanks and into His holy place with praise. 
Give thanks to Him. Honor His name.  
-Psalm 100:4

To be thankful;to have a thankful heart is a very important thing!
Paul said in Philippians 4:1:
I have learned how to be  content in whatever state I am.
And that should be also our daily motto,because
gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
So we should every day spend a moment and think about things for which we are
thankful for.
And the great thing would be to think about not only the obvious things, but spend some time thanking God for the things you don’t think about.
These are things we take for granted or the hidden blessings that aren’t as obvious...
 For example you could be thankful for that you woke up today or for all the things that went right todayor you could be even thankful for having hot water for your shower or
that there isn’t a second where God’s presence doesn’t surround you!

SO BE THANKFUL!
And as you do so You’ll have a whole new appreciation for God’s constant grace 
and hand of favor in your life. 

Today I'm thankful for_____________________________________.

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Praise the Lord!
- Psalm 112:1

Do you know that these 3 words are powerful and can change you if we are
discouraged? 
Praise is always a starting point because blessing begins with praise.

So no matter what situation you may be in;remember that you are not alone.
Start to praise God and see your circumstances to begin to turn around!

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Whatever you may be facing-believe and trust God!
God asks you to put your full trust in Him—
to believe 
and apply what He’s promised in His Word. 
God is faithful and He will take care of you.
So believe and trust!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight. 
 -Proverbs 3:5-6

Guide me in your truth, and teach me, my God... I trust you all day long.
-Psalm 25:5 

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You!  
-Isaiah 26:3 

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Sometimes we'll have a bad day just by waking up in a wrong mood and it's
easy to stay grouchy the whole day.
Other days instead there can be other people who can steal our joy.
Some angry and unhappy people can totally change our moods if let them to do it and sometimes
it seems the right way to go...we let others steal our joy because of how they behave.
But could we really be joyful when other people we are around are angry and unhappy? 
Yes it's possible.Again it's a choice we can make.
We can let it go. We can decide to stay calm and not loose our joy.
In John 15:11 it is written:

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

So it's very important for us to see joy for what it is: 
a result of a relationship with God, 
and not something dependent on life’s
circumstances or other people. 
So today I want to encourage you to not
 become codependent of someone else's behavior.
Let it go!
You will show me the way of life. 
Being with You is to be full of joy. 
In Your right hand there is happiness forever.
-Psalm 16:11 
'Cause the joy of the Lord is real
And they're never gonna steal my joy.


 
When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day.
-Ephesians 4:26

This Bible verse tells us to be quick to forgive!
If we stay angry we open a door for devil to work in our lives.
And if we get easily offended and touchy we might just feel insecure.
We can live our lives by focusing on our emotions or on God's truth.

Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.
-Ephesians 4:32

Forgiveness is not about saying that what a person did is okay or that they're right. 
It's about making a decision, a choice to let the hurt and anger go.
 It frees you up to move on.


So today encourage yourself by saying:
I AM QUICK TO FORGIVE AND DIFFICULT TO OFFEND.
Be blessed.

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Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words.
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Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words.
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 Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words.
-John C. Maxwell

Being positive or negative is a choice!
The more negative you are, the more negative your life is.

In the Bible it's written in Romans 12:2:

Do not be shaped by this world; 
instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. 
Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. 

So this means that we can reprogram our minds and this can be done by reading the Word of God.
And as we are filled by His word it's easier to have positive thoughts and see and remember
God's goodness.
Because yes God is good-always!So why couldn't I be positive about my life?! :)

Remember:

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Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words.
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Every word that comes out of our mouths has power in it so if we want to be
encouraged we have to pay attention to what we say.

Someone has said that we complain because we don't see Jesus;
we forgot that God is in control no matter what happens to us.

Watch your talk! 
No bad words should be coming from your mouth.
 Say what is good.
-Ephesians 4:29

Complaining causes many people a great deal of problems in their lives and destroys the joy of anyone listening...I know it's not easy but let's do it as a daily challenge:
I do not complain because I see what Jesus has done for me and  I know
He is in control in my life! 
 

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Everyday we need to make many decisions.Some may be simple while others can be
difficult and life altering.Anyways sometimes it's difficult to decide even
simple things and that's why we need always wisdom to do the right decisions.
 God tells us to seek for wisdom!And as we ask for wisdom, He will give it to us!

If you do not have wisdom, ask God for it. 
He is always ready to give it to you and will never say you are wrong for asking.  
-James 1:5 NLV

"Knowledge can be found in books or in school.
WISDOM, on the other hand,starts with God...
and ends there."
 -Marie T.Freeman

So ask God for wisdom and believe that you will have today all the wisdom you need!

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