Sometimes we need to speak to ourselves and replace discouragement (fear) with courage. Sometimes God sends someone to do this for us, sometimes He doesn't. Sometimes we need to just speak it out loud to our souls, which are in process of being saved. (our spirit is saved upon our salvation, but our souls (mind, will and emotions) are daily being transformed (saved) into hopefully His likeness.
Today I spoke courage to my heart. I find myself slowly slipping towards discouragement, slowly losing confidence in what God is asking of me. I doubt, which you know is fear and this of course busts us right off the road of faith.
In a moment of quiet time with the Lord I found myself discovering this in His Word...
But thanks be to God, who always (got that always) leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere (got that everywhere) the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.
2 Corinthians 2:14-16a
read it in The Message Bible yourself
Guess I need to keep on and do what God has asked of me. Seems that He is wanting to use me as incense (the smell of Jesus) before this world. Some will smell His life, others will be convicted and smell death; their own. I can't control anything but my obedience to Him. I want to be used by Him, I want others to find Him and the life He wants to give them through His Son.
When I was encouraging myself, somehow I forgot to breath deep and smell the fragrance of Jesus that surrounds me. Don't you think that would be the encouragement we all need to do whatever?
Hope you too are en-couraged for whatever it is you are facing.