Hey ladies, today we are going to get to the bottom of who you gave your joy to, and how to stop giving it up so easily.
Lets dive in!
After my last podcast a lot has happened and a lot has been made clearer to me.
One night after I recorded my last podcast I got food poisoning so badly I was down for 3 days. I fought and prayed through the ups and downs . After this craziness I was struggling not to let life and lingering pain get me down. I was getting overwhelmed very easily. I was getting discouraged very easily, and I was growing weary. Why was my joy dwindling?
I needed to stop giving up my joy so easily.
scripture says in:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV
Joy is a fruit of the spirit and is never to be placed in the wrong hands especially the enemys.
Christ has blessed us to bear much fruit. We as women of God are filled with the Holy Spirit and our joy should be full according to
John 15:10-11 which says
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15:11 ESV
Armor up ladies!
Pray for right perspective and then rejoice.
Reach out continually. Isolation breeds spiritual death.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
Philippians 4:4 ESV
Proverbs 10:28 AMP says-
The hope of the righteous [those of honorable character and integrity] is joy, But the expectation of the wicked [those who oppose God and ignore His wisdom] comes to nothing.
Rejoicing is a must to maintain your joy.
Remember ladies that this is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 ESV
Refuse to be dried up.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22 ESV
Much like I felt after continually battling to stay hydrated. Don’t become spiritually dehydrated it affects the whole body.
Be encouraged by the Word of God that says-
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13 ESV
One part of the trust God saying is cry. Things in this life will forces tears from your eyes. They will try your faith, and endurance as Christ uses those same thing to refine you for His good.
Remember ladies, your tears are not wasted. Life has a way of knocking us to our knees. The negative test results, the chaos of a busy schedule, the constant fatigue, or constant trading of your joy to satan.
If left unchecked it can be the tipping point into the pool of complacency and despair.
Remember those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
Psalm 126:5 ESV
Regardless of your circumstances and mine remember that Christ is our glory and joy this is paraphrased from.
1 Thessalonians 2:20 ESV
Stop giving it up so easily ladies.
Fight to keep your joy!
So you also have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. John 16:22 ESV
You sadly however can give it away.
Use the Word of God to reinforce you in the fight.
Stop wasting time trying to figure it out. Just trust God.
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 ESV
Remember the joy of your salvation ladies.
I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:18 ESV
Remember who you belong to, Christ-
Nothing is worth giving up on Christ.
Romans 8:18 ESV
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8:18 ESV
Philippians 1:6 ESV
Apply what you’ve learned
you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice
I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV
Refuse to give in
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 ESV
Allow His strength to be made perfect in your weakeness.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2 ESV
Trust Christ to be enough for you ladies. This world will dissapoint you everytime, but He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Revelation 21:4 ESV
Stop giving your joy up so easily ladies. Use your mouth to speak life into your situations and trust God as you cry and repeat. God bless you.