I have to be honest ladies! I have been so discouraged this past week. Nothing major happened but I have just felt “down.” I haven’t slept much and my house is a mess which makes me crazy and there are SO MANY other things. But I won’t go into any more of my mess because I want to encourage you how I am “getting” myself out of feeling like this. I say that because I don’t 100% feel better right this second but today I took a huge leap.
I reached out to a mentor to meet for lunch one day. I realized that I needed to sit down and just share my heart with someone else. And maybe you do too. As I was praying this morning during Church I felt the nudge from God to call my friend. Then the pastor even mentioned getting a mentor in the service. I knew it was all GOD!
I have felt myself believing the lies that are flashing inside of my mind and it’s affecting my actions and mood. I think my Golden doodle is the only one that can handle the mood I have had this past week haha. Tonight, I feel more encouraged because I am taking steps like reading my Bible more, talking to a trusted Godly friend, and just being honest with how I feel. I think the root of my discouragement is allowing my mind to play ping pong. I don’t know if you are going through anything similar but I do hope this encourages you and reminds you that you are not alone. This week’s Flourishing Faith is all about sitting in the Valley BUT still having our eyes fixed on JESUS.
Prayer of the week:
Lord, I pray for your encouragement this week. Help me recognize the lies that flash in my mind and help me focus on you. Help me gain the help I need through a trusted mentor and then go find someone else to encourage the same. I love you Lord and I am so grateful that even in times of discouragement, you are there with me.Help me hide your Word in my heart and be light out in the dark world.In Jesus name,
Scripture of the week: “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10
Tool of the week: This week I want you to reach out to a Godly friend that is a season ahead of you. Someone that you trust that you can just BE YOU in front of. Even if it’s just for a cup of coffee and laughs or a time where you can be honest with your feelings. Take a notebook and just listen. I pray this flourishes your faith and then you go out and find someone younger than you so you can also encourage the same way! This is Biblical!