“Sometimes you have to speak the word over yourself…”
-Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers
I’m not a huge secular music fan but when I heard this song Encourage Yourself, by Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, in a church I was attending, it struck a chord. We go through so many trial and tribulations in every day life we lose faith in our dreams and ourselves. We lose our way. The thought of getting up and having to fight makes us depressed and sad. The will to win is buried under our burdens.
Currently, I have a friend who has had an unexpected pregnancy occur. Her dreams of becoming a doctor is temporarily put on the back burner so she can provide for her child. The father is semi-supportive, and the only person she can really depend on is herself. At the end of the day, it is up to you. You are your own strength during tough times of turmoil. Your vision may be blurred, but your endurance will not be tainted. Get out from under the covers and look in the mirror! A new day is upon you and opportunities await. Life changes in an instant, but you have to believe in yourself before anyone else does. So speak over yourself and your dreams will begin to speak back to you.
-Take some time and write down 5 things you see for your future.
-Pick two that will be achieved this year. Repeat to yourself those goals and begin to envision yourself achieving them.
-Think of someone you know who survived great anguish. Write their name down.
-Now think of their journey and then believe that your pain will heal also.
To hear the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y6BHfaUUYo