It’s Monday. You’ve walked into the office with an issue you could not resolve last week. You just are not feeling it. Or the discouraging words you heard over the weekend are beginning to produce emotional scars and today feels like “blah”
How many times have we used this phrase: “I’m not _____ enough”?
Some of the words used to fill in the blank above have been: smart, pretty, strong, and good!
Why? Why do we claim silent defeat? Is it because we “failed” at a task? Can I help you with something? Just because the results weren’t as you expected, does not mean that you failed or that you are a failure.
Do you claim defeat because someone made you to believe that you were defeated? Did you allow someone to shatter your confidence and plant negative seeds of worthlessness? Did you not get up and try again because someone your equal disqualified you? Can I help you with something again? You just allowed someone else’s problem to become yours. Most often people degrade and demean others because of their own personal weaknesses and experiences. They were hurt and now hurt others. They lost their place in God or are just bitter. If ever someone offers you their opinion and does not follow-up the statement with ways of improvement, they are not offering constructive criticism.
Don’t live in silent defeat.
- Why associate with nouns (a person, place or thing) that have nothing but discouraging things to say about you?
- Why associate with nouns that do not keep you accountable?
- Why associate with nouns that give you no hope?
Your fate is not in the hands of man. Do you understand where your help comes from?
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand.”Psalms 121:1-5 NKJV
Uh uh…not tuhday. You will not begin your week like this. It’s time to make some adjustments. Please direct your attention to the following revised statement:
I’m not _____ enough CAN”
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.