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JOYCE MEYER was right on point!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

So today was weigh in day and I am down another .8! Not quite a pound but it was going in the right direction.

Now in the past, I would have been discouraged about such a small loss after working hard all week. I might have even given up but I had some divine help last
night that was right on point. Before going to bed, I decided to read my Bible. I
opened it to Psalms 42 and read the chapter. I read the Amplified Bible (Joyce Meyer - Enjoying Everyday Life Bible). After reading the chapter that was about
being discouraged, I read the Everyday Life Article from Joyce. This is what it said:

HOW TO DEAL WITH DISCOURAGEMENT

In Psalms 42:5, the psalmist is discouraged. Discouragement destroys hope, so naturally the devil always tries to discourage us. Without hope we give up, which is exactly what the devil wants us to do. The Bible repeatedly tells us not to be discouraged or dismayed. God knows that we will not be victorious if we get discouraged, so He always encourages us as we start out on a project by saying to us, "Do not get discouraged" God wants us to be encouraged, not discouraged.

When discouragement or condemnation tries to overtake you, the first thing to do is to examine your thought life. What kind of thoughts have you been thinking?
Have they sounded something like this? I am not going to make it; this is too hard. I always fail; it has always been the same thing. Nothing ever changes. I am sure other people do not have this much trouble getting their minds renewed. I may as well give up. I'm tired of trying. I pray, but it seems as if God doesn't hear. He probably doesn't answer my prayers because He is so disappointed in the way I act.

If these examples represent your thoughts then no wonder you get discouraged or feel condemned! Remember you become what you think. Think discouraging thoughts, and you will get discouraged. Think condemning thoughts, and you will come under condemnation. Change your thinking and be set free!

Instead of thinking negatively, think more like this: Well, things are going a little slowly but thank God, I am making progress. I am sure glad I'm on the right path that will lead me to freedom. I had a rough day yesterday. I chose wrong thinking all day long. Father, forgive me, and help me to keep on keeping on. I made a
mistake, but at least that is one mistake I wont have to make again. This is a new day. You love me, Lord. Your mercy is new every morning. I refuse to be
discouraged. I refuse to be condemned. Father, the Bible says that You do not condemn me. You sent Jesus to die for me I'll be fine--today will be a great day. I ask you to help me choose right thoughts today.

I am sure you can already feel the victory in this type of cheerful, positive, God-like thinking. Practice this type of thinking today!

By Joyce Meyer - Everyday Life Bible

That was right on point for me! How about you? I am glad I read that last night or this morning my weigh in might not have gone well.

I have been praying that God would help me lose weight and He is answering my prayer. I lost some weight and I am staying positive about it and not letting discouragement get a hold!

That is PROGRESS!!!! So to all my friends...DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED!!!


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BUBBLICIOUS6 8/14/2012 11:54PM

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Right on! Thanks so much for sharing this! Love, love, love this!
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YORKIE_GIRL 8/3/2012 11:27PM

    I loved this and I so needed to hear this. Tomorrow is weigh day and I was already thinking discouraging thoughts about how the scale probably won't show good numbers (as usual) and how all my efforts will be practically the same as doing nothing at all! Your blog switched my thoughts around. Thanks!!!

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LINDAK25 6/18/2012 10:20PM

    Joyce Meyer says it so beautifully. Thank you for sharing this with us. Whenever I feel discouraged or alone I remind myself that Jesus walks beside me on this journey.

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SOLOMUA 6/18/2012 7:32PM

    Hi there girl! The Lord never fails those who believes in him and the miracles that his son Jesus Christ carried out during his time here on earth. No matter what happens in my life, whether there is joy or sorrow or negative setbacks, I know that he is there for me!

Every morning I am grateful that I wake up, some people don't. Our task is to lose weight and keep motivated, positive and be joyous even when those scales aren't moving, we know that the spirit of the Lord moves us!

Keep moving, keep smiling, keep positive and keep praying!

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/18/2012 7:21PM

    AMEN!

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DROPPINGWEIGHT 6/18/2012 6:25PM

    Perfect timing for me to hear that today. This is a journey... that God is on with us. We need to keep positive so we can see positive results. I pray that I will begin moving in the right direction and make good choices for my health and my future.
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HANAHSCLOUDY 6/17/2012 9:30PM

    Amen Sister!

I find areas of my own blindness being lifted, so I too can see those things/people God put in our life to help us along!

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PICKYNICKI 6/17/2012 7:13PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I love Joyce Meyer and I needed this also! I'm glad it could help both of us!! I'm so happy to hear that your prayers are being answered. I pray that you continue to see positive results and that discouragement stays far far away.

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BIBS4664 6/17/2012 4:34PM

    Thanks for sharing this. She is a great woman of God.

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