Sometimes, as singles, it can be pretty easy to feel a little – “less than.” You may feel sad, discouraged, or alone because of your current status in life as a single. Sure, you hear a good Word on any given Sunday morning, but by Sunday night you may wish that pillow you held on to was actually another warm body. What do you do when you get in a funk and the preacher isn’t there to stir you up and the organist can’t play a song to get your hands clappin’ and feet a’tappin? You encourage yourself.
When the enemy sends you thoughts about how you’re not worthy of anyone or not worthy to be loved or that you’ll never get married, counteract act his thoughts with your own words OUT LOUD. As believers, our words have power, more power than any demon in hell, so when we speak out loud, we command authority, in Jesus Name, and we also edify or build up ourselves at the same time.
So the next time negative thoughts come into your mind, or the next time you feel discouraged, speak over yourself out loud. Say things like, “Thank You, Lord, for I know that I am Your prized possession and that You made me wonderfully and fearfully made. I am worth the wait and what you have for me is for me in Your season in my life. I shall not fear and I shall not doubt Your Word and with You I am never alone. You made me worthy in You, You’re the lover of my soul and my very best friend who causes me to win every time. I am special because You made me special. I am worthy of love because you first loved me, so much so that You sent Your very best in the form of your Son to die for me and rise again so that I might have joy and so that my joy might be full. I speak joy over myself today. The joy of the Lord IS my strength. You are my joy, my shelter, and my refuge in the time of storm. And I thank and Praise You Lord for all these things and more, in Jesus Name.” Remember, don’t just read these words – speak it over yourself OUT LOUD and I GUA-RAWN-TEE you’ll feel a lot better afterward.
Kim Brooks, author of bestselling novels, She That Findeth, He\'s Fine...But is He Saved? and more. www.kimontheweb.com