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1195th -- Your Own Best Friend


It is important that we always believe in ourselves and have a deep and 
assured knowing that our life is meant for greatness. It is easy to 
believe the lie that we should live in mediocrity simply because we have 
fallen short in times past, but for the believers in Christ, what we must 
remember and keep in mind is that we are a new creation. When we opened 
our hearts to the Lord Jesus, the Bible says old things have passed away 
and behold all things have become new. You get a brand-new slate when you 
come to God. You can start over in confidence knowing that now with God 
by your side you can reach those goals, you can pursue those dreams, you 
can reach forth towards the heights of victory that once seemed so distant.
(2 Corinthians 5:17-18) (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

In order to reach victory, you must believe in yourself even in the times 
when you stumble and fall short. Don't be hard on yourself the next time 
you stumble or fail. If we fail at a certain task we are simply learning 
how something didn't work, but if we keep at it, eventually we will find 
success and the lessons that we learned in our failing stage serves a 
greater purpose in strengthening our resolve and our will to overcome in 
the difficult or discouraging stages of life. Always remember that 
everything in life serves a purpose. Whether for good or for bad, lessons 
are being taught to us at every point in our life. Our job is to learn 
the lessons and not repeat the mistakes. (Proverbs 24:16) (Psalm 145:14-19)

Another thing that hinders our victory are the words that we speak. Be 
very conscious to the words that you are constantly saying. Don't 
criticize yourself, don't put yourself down, don't belittle yourself or 
allow others to. Your own self image will dictate the level of victory 
that you will have. Be encouraged to bless your life with your words. 
Speak as an overcomer and not as an underdog. Believe in yourself as God 
believes in you and nothing shall be impossible. Stand up when you get 
knocked down, try again even when you feel like giving up and recognize 
that nothing can come your way that you don't already have the strength 
within you to overcome. Remind yourself that you are Strong in the Lord 
and in the Power of His Might. (Proverbs 6:2) (James 3:4-5)

Always remember and keep in mind that God wishes to use us in significant 
ways to bring Glory and Honor to His Name. When we excel, when we 
triumph, when we overcome, when we fulfill our life's purpose, we are in 
essence making the Lord proud that we stood in our authority and took 
ahold of everything that God had for us. When we stand before Him on that 
glorious day having used up our life to the full as His ambassadors, may 
we hear those wonderful words “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” 
(Ephesians 6:10) (Matthew 25:21)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to speak well over 
your life and to believe that greatness lies within your being that is 
meant to come forth and make this world a better place.


Most people report that they do not usually feel confident. But exciting 
things can happen when we actually believe in ourselves. Here is a man who 
believed in his own ability even as a boy, and that confidence helped 
shape his adult life.

At the turn of the last century, a young boy quit school to help with the 
family expenses. When he was fifteen, he became interested in automobiles 
and worked in a garage. He subscribed to a correspondence home study 
course on automobiles and, after a long day in the garage, studied at the 
kitchen table by lamplight.

When he felt ready, he walked into the Frayer-Miller Automobile Company of 
Columbus, Ohio. When Mr. Frayer noticed him, he asked, “Well, what do you 

“I just thought I'd tell you I'm coming to work here tomorrow morning,” 
the boy replied.

“Oh! Who hired you?”

“Nobody yet, but I'll be on the job in the morning. If I'm not worth 
anything, you can fire me.”

Early the next morning the young man returned to the plant. Noticing the 
floor was thick with metal shavings and accumulated dirt and grease, the 
boy got a broom and shovel and set to work cleaning the place.

Because of his self-confidence and work ethic, Eddie Rickenbacker's future 
was predictable. He went on to excel in many fields, including automobile 
racing, piloting World War 1 planes and founding what was to become one of 
America's largest airline companies - Eastern Airlines.

There is no magic bullet to instantly become a self-confident person. But 
it begins with one of the most important relationships in your life - your 
relationship with yourself. People who become more confident habitually 
encourage themselves. They become their own best friend.

Rob Bremer asks the question, “If you had a friend who talked to you like 
you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with 
that person?” If the answer is “Yes!” you are on the track to becoming 
more self-assured.

Without confidence, you are not likely to move far in the direction of 
your dreams. But become your own best friend and almost anything will be 

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto 
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths.”

Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have 
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I 
drawn thee.”

Psalm 37:23-25 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he 
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: 
for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

Isaiah 59:1 “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;
neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: I KNOW
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem148.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: A NEW HEART FROM GOD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony193.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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