How do you encourage yourself? I ask a group of young women. Without taking a beat, one answered: I don’t! Most people don’t. We don’t even know HOW! Or think about HOW. Much less what it will accomplish if we do. Strethening ourselves inwardly is an underdeveloped facet of our character. In the Old Testament, the word “strength” is also used for the word “encouragement.” When David was in a severe life-and-death trial, he strengthened—and encouraged—himself in the Lord. Encouraging yourself means to strengthen yourself. Join me in this podcast and learn how to strengthen yourself in the Lord.
I just can't shake this feeling. I am sensing that many of you in blogland and facebookland feel like you're falling apart and you don't know what to do. Things are going awry, and you don't know how to fix it. I have felt this way myself. As a matter of fact, this past weekend everything was getting to me. I felt anxious and stressed. And I TEACH on keeping our thoughts aligned with heaven! I texted a good friend who also has a speaking/book ministry. She said, "Linda, that's the enemy driving you into perfectionism and control." At first