There really are ways to encourage yourself. Things I tell myself each day that help me and encourage me.
Whether you are talking about marriage, parenting, homeschooling, ministry, friendships, seasons of life or family dynamics, there are some things I tell myself that help me through the day.
Encouraging words I can speak over myself that have greatly impacted my daily life.
Sayings that I can tell myself to encourage my attitude. My heart condition. My thought processes.
1} Get Joy – “Go and enjoy… for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
2} This too shall pass – “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18
3} Think before you speak – “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19
4} God loves me – “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
5} God is here with me – “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3
6} I do not have to worry – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
7} Patience is love – “Love is patient, love is kind.” I Corinthians 13:4
8} I can trust God’s plan – “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 and “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 and “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
9} Move when God says Move – “At the LORD’s command they encamped, and at the LORD’s command they set out. They obeyed the LORD’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses.” Numbers 9:23 and “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 and “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
10} Keep doing good – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:9-10
I hope this list of sayings helps you as much as it helps me. Keeping God’s Word at the forefront of my day goes a long way in helping me stay focused on kingdom perspectives instead of the pulls of this life.
Taking the time to apply these verses is challenging, time-involved and oh, so worth it!
and a bonus, because this is the promise that will bring us through any life struggle…
11} With God ALL Things Are Possible – “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Check out the lists of Sink Verses I’ve made to hang up around our house. There are so many wonderful things we can say, memorize, and pray each day as an encouragement to ourselves.
Another tip that helps me stay encouraged is by writing and journaling.
Do you have any more you can add to this list?