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Strength Does Not Come From Negativity

Encouragement Today

January 2, 2018

Are you struggling with a tough decision?

Does the weight of life have you beat down, worn out, and exhausted?

Are you facing some tough thoughts about life changes such as a deciding to walk away from your family, whether to change jobs, make a physical move or just how to survive where you are in your present circumstances because life just pushes you down at every turn?

My friend, you are stronger then you think you are. God has created in you a heart of strength and courage. You are not weak no matter how big or strong your circumstances are.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1-9 NKJV

The enemy wants you to believe you are weak and defeated so that you don’t fight back against your own thoughts. He wants you to live a fearful life because while you are feeling defeated he is able to run around causing chaos and havoc at every turn.

I have good news for you today. Your God is bigger then all of this.

He has commanded us to be strong and courageous and not fearful or defeated. All of these being the exact opposite of what the enemy wants us to believe. God promises to stay with us everywhere we go. When He is in our life, chaos is replaced by peace and defeat is replaced by courage.

My friend, you are not the power or strength of your negative thoughts. Do not allow them to take root in your life. Do not make life altering decisions based on them. Do not give value to them because they are not of God for He isn’t a God of fear or chaos or negativity, He is a God of love, strength, courage, and order.

Give all your fears, plans, concerns, and decisions to Him allowing Him to guide you in all the ways of His plans.

You will know when you have the answers because they will not come back leaving you feel fearful, defeated, or confused.

God will provide you with peace, comfort, courage and a direction that may not even make sense to you at the time, but no matter how obscure the decisions may be, they are and will always be from God. Follow the way of His direction in your difficult decisions and your life will be richly blessed.

If you were going to walk away from your family, but He wants you to stay, know with some work, He will restore your marriage and make it stronger and better then it ever was.

If you are looking to change jobs, God will open the right door where He will bless the needs you have whether that be financially, physically, or emotionally. You have to be open minded though because He may even have you to stay right where you are as well. Only does He know what the right decisions are.

No matter what you are facing, use this verse as a life guide for everything you are going through and every decision you have to make. God commands us to be strong and courageous not fearful or defeated. If you are facing fear, defeat, and confusion, this is not from Him.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1-9 NKJV

You have this my Friend!! Let God take control over your life in the year to come. Allow Him to guide you to a place of peace and comfort and let Him replace all your fears and anxiety with a calm and courage.


Lastly, remember God is always with you in every twist and turn in life. You will never be alone, no matter what your negative thoughts tell you.

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