BE ENCOURAGED

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“that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The role of the church for the believer can not be overestimated. In the fulfillment of purpose and in our faith walk, the church (past and present) helps us to see beyond our limitations in two major ways: Association and Sight.

In the Bible, we see the heroes of faith exhibit their faith in the Messiah. Although they did not see the fulfillment of the promise, they did all that God asked of them (Hebrews 11:39). If they could, you have no excuse because the promised Holy Spirit dwells in you.

When you read all that God did in the Bible, you should recognize that you cannot wallow in mediocrity. Rather, be encouraged by the faith of those that have gone before you and rise up to every occasion.

Do not think that all the successful people you see did not have struggles. Instead, learn from them and be inspired to take bold steps despite every difficulty you may face.

You have your brothers and sisters in Christ to pray with you, encourage you, inspire you and be served by you. Take advantage of this privilege.

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Don’t forget that in the company of prophets, Saul prophesied (1 Samuel 10:9-13). Jesus, when He was discouraged and afraid of the trials that were to come, took three disciples with him to watch and pray (Matthew 26:36-46).

Do not neglect the importance of association in your faith walk.

Secondly, you should keep before you an image of what God has spoken about you. One important means of education in our kingdom is imagery. It matters what you see.

When Peter saw Jesus walk water, he believed that he could walk on water as well (Matthew 14:28-32) and he did.

There are things you need not be taught; you just need to see them done repeatedly.

If you see and remember the right things, you will do the right things. If all that you read, watch and listen to are not fueling your spirit, you will be spiritually dormant. Keep within your sight what you want to be.

Be encouraged by the faith of those that have gone ahead of you and those that have been placed around you. Take advantage of this today.

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 5:1-12, Acts 6, Psalms 10, Genesis 25-26.

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