Jer. 29: 11 says “I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” It may be that you are going to just stay at home with your small children for now. I did that for many years and then wrote my book. Now I am writing more than ever and also working part time. But God also has a plan for you to serve Him in ministry now or in the future. Do you feel led to help in the nursery, with the teens, in the church office, at the local food bank, at the pregnancy center? There are so many places you can serve. Pray about it. He will lead you.
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Romans 8:38 says, “nothing in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Even if a family member hurts you or someone rudely cuts you off on the road or you’ve had a bad day, God is still there with you. He is standing with you in the office as you deal with a difficult boss. He is standing with you in the kitchen as you make dinner, even if the kids are screaming and fighting in the next room. He is hugging you when you remember your painful past. God is holding you while you are sick because of cancer. Click To Tweet I have had painful things happen in my life. I still have to chant this verse when I’m having a bad day. Or my mantra, “God loves me, God loves me, God loves me…” when I need a confidence boost.
Write these verses on note cards or others that might have inspired you and tape them to your mirror or your dashboard to remind you each day. Say them out loud to yourself and your family and friends until you believe it. i have some on my kitchen cabinet. I know you have heard this advice from motivational speakers and pastors before. And it really works! When you have these memorized and said them out loud enough, find other verses you need to practice and do in your life. Don’t talk negatively about yourself or others. if you talk positively then you will only think positively.
When you are walking somewhere where do you look? Of course, if you are with the kids you have to watch them. But if you are by yourself, are you watching the ground or where you are going? A person of confidence looks toward where they are going and looks up (figuratively) toward where they want to go. A person of confidence walks tall with their back straight and their shoulders back not hunched over and their bodies closed off. So walk like you believe God loves you and you love yourself and you will have a great future.
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