I don’t know who should receive credit for the words below. I saved this at some point because it was full of wisdom. Then, I decided to post it one year ago on Facebook and today it popped us as a memory. We have experienced some difficult times of late and yesterday we got some unexpected bad news added to the mix. You know that feeling…straw that broke the camel’s back kind of thing with the ugly cry to boot.
It has to be a “God thing” that this post from the past appeared before me to read once again this very morning. In the words were the perspective I needed to get my mind and emotions back on track. Isn’t God good…even when He kicks you in the pants with your own post! I think He wants me to share this with you today, too. Maybe it will speak to the heart of someone in a special way and restore an attitude of praise despite any situations at hand. To God Be the Glory!
“This is one of the secrets of the most successful people in the world. They know how to draw encouragement and strength from the inside. They do it by replaying in their minds the victories that they have had in the past. They rehearse over and over the good things that have happened to them. They also live in an attitude of thanksgiving.
Whenever you’re in difficult times and are tempted to get down, don’t dwell on the negative. Don’t replay over and over all the reasons why it won’t work out, and how impossible it is. Instead change the channel. Get the remote control. That’s not the only channel. Start replaying all the good things that have happened in your life.
Every one of us has had victories in our lives. A key to encouraging ourselves is to replay those victories. As you remember the great things that have happened to you, faith will fill your heart, strength and courage will come from the inside.
No matter what you’re facing and no matter how difficult it looks, you’ll know deep down that God didn’t bring you this far to leave you where you are. If He did it for you in the past, He’ll do it again for you in the future.
Replay the miracles in your mind. You cannot stay down and defeated as long as you’re thinking about the good things that have happened in your life.
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