(Day 2) Discouraged Already

discouraged“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.””
John 13:34-35 ESV

I’m just going to be real with you today. I was charged and completely motivated yesterday and this morning I felt like a deflated balloon. I sent a message to one of my accountability sisters and we chatted back and forth and and she really encouraged me. This really was an example of the scripture above. She displayed love to me. It’s so refreshing when you have someone who will just shower you with love and encouragement when the enemy starts whispering lies in your ear. Then I turned around and it was like the floodgates of heaven opened up! I was receiving encouragement from everywhere. Posts from my TimeHop app, posts on Facebook, Twitter, broadcasts on Periscope, a chapter in the book I’m reading, etc. It was like God was saying “See my daughter, I have many ways to display my love to you. Don’t be discouraged and don’t be afraid, I am with you wherever you go.”

I’m so thankful for this day. It started off late, stressed, discouraged and fearful but it’s ending with peace, hope, love, joy and encouragement. Is everything perfect? Nope. Oh but it’s so refreshing to be a part of the family – the body of Christ. This is a process and a journey that takes putting one foot in front of the other. I am so glad that I have sisters to walk with me on this journey.

Do you need some encouragement today?