Here it is the end of the work week and everyone is looking forward to the weekend. Question? What have you done to encourage someone this week? As a matter of fact, let’s talk truth. So many people come to you with all kinds of different wars that they are in. You are always encouraging someone to fight the good fight of faith. You are always speaking life into someone’s circumstance or situation. You are constantly pouring out of the depths of your spirit. You are constantly bowed down in prayer even when no one knows you are praying. You always have a smile that will brighten someone else’s day. Well I have another question. What about you? Have you taken the time to encourage yourself to continue the good fight of faith or are you running on empty? In 1 Samuel 30:6-8, it is written:
6. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
7. And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.
8. And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
As you can see, David was in turmoil but he encouraged himself in the Lord. The next time you feel as if you are constantly pouring out, don’t forget to encourage yourself in the Lord and then enquire of the Lord concerning the battle you face everyday. God loves you so much and wait for him to rejuvenate you.
You must encourage yourself to continue on this journey! Be blessed.