Being Your Best Friend
I have a friend, that shared with me their heart. They told me that they have a heart of one who has been abused but has never been. “What does this mean?” I asked God.
There are many times in my life, where I’ve left things unresolved. “Pushed them under the rug.” Those things become footholds for Satan. Look at your life as a big wall… Smooth, beautiful, without a ladder this wall cannot be climbed. You and God are the only ones with the ladder. When we leave things unforgiven in our own lives, unresolved they will cause more damage unless we seek to ask God to fix them. When we fail to resolve; Think of it as us climbing on our ladder with a hammer claw side foreword making holes in our wall. (Hince footholds) and do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:27 When we go to God however, renounce the agreements and trade them for his truth, he rebuilds the wall patches it like broken drywall. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 We MUST choose to believe in the truth and not the lies.
Let us catch the faith of David here,
6And 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. 1 Samuel 30:6
What is God saying to you in this verse?
When something happens to you that causes pain, temptation, failure, we naturally want to blame someone. When we can’t find anyone we blame ourselves. Who keeps us accountable to that? Unless we allow someone in no one. I believe God desires for you to resolve this matter of your heart. Now in this, Its important to realize we are both the suspect and the victim (Because of our sinful nature).
I want you to try this for one week. Here’s your application.
For YOU have plans for ME, LORD, Plans not for disaster, plans for a hope and a future (Jer 29:11)
I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:37)
If my God is for me, Who can be against me? (Romans 8:31)
I am CONVINCED, that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate ME from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus MY Lord (Romans 8:38)
I will case all my cares on you because you care for me 1 Peter 5:7
I will guard my heart, for it is the wellspring of life Proverbs 4:23
Conclusion, We love encouragement. We love to encourage you and be encouraged however there are times in temptation and quiet times where the only person to encourage you is you. The only voice that you can hear speaking is you, God inspired. Brother, Sister, Preach it in the mirror. Become your best friend. Encouraging yourself just like David did. I will be joining this application with you.
Can you find more verses to encourage yourself? Share them below!
Here are some verses that inspired this post:
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
John 16:31 I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”