In the past few weeks, I feel that I have become very irritated with people. No one in particular, it's anyone I come in contact with. Its like everyone annoys me and they haven't even done anything wrong.
I decided I needed some time to myself. And that's just what I did.
Yesterday, I relaxed. Yeah that's right, I did. And it felt GREAT. I hung out with myself all day. Some people get weirded out by that. "You hung out by yourself and enjoyed it? Wait you wanted to hang out by yourself?"
Today, I woke up and had my morning devotion. It was quiet and the Lord really spoke to me. It was about discouragement. I've been pretty discouraged lately. I try not to let it show because 1. People will be all up in my bidness and 2. I don't like talking about myself or my problems. (I'm a listener rather than a talker.) Here are some things that stuck out to me in my devotion this morning. Maybe they will help you, maybe they won't, but I thought I would share anyway :)
- Discouragement comes when there is a gap between what you expect and what you experience -- when there is a gap between what you hoped would happen and what actually does happen.
- Discouragement can destroy your passion and undermine your purpose.
- What you see as one of your greatest setbacks might be one of God's incredible setups for marvelous miracles to occur.
- What the devil really wants to do is to steal your confidence and the best time to rob you blind is during a season of disappointment.
So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35