I CAN DO ITWe can be our own worst enemies. Sometimes we think too much. Sometimes we put ourselves down. Sometimes we treat ourselves worse than we treat others. Maybe it’s time we stop beating ourselves up over things and took time to talk more positively, take care of our bodies and find ways to encourage ourselves to do more. Then we can become a leader to others portraying the self-confidence we need to get things done.

First, we need to look at how we talk to ourselves. How many times do we catch ourselves saying that we aren’t good enough? We don’t know enough? We don’t look as good as we could? The list goes on and on. Our self-talk should be the first thing we change.

Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (NKJV)

Next, we need to look at how we take care of ourselves. What things do we do to and put into our bodies. How are we taking care of the bodies God has given us? God only gave us one body so we need to be sure that we do what is best for it so we can give Him our best and we can better serve others.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (NLT)

Finally, we need to look at how we encourage ourselves. Once we talk better to ourselves and take better care of ourselves, then we need to be sure we encourage ourselves along the way knowing that God wants us to succeed and wants to help us.

Joshua 1:9 “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (NLT)

God doesn’t want us to be our own worst enemies. God wants us to succeed. To be a great leader, we have to believe in ourselves. We have to know that God has a purpose for us and that we will not fail if we are doing His will. So it’s time to stop beating ourselves us and start lifting up our arms and eyes to God so He can show us what His will is.

Leadership starts from within. Within us God has created a masterpiece. We are unique. We are special. We will slip and we will fall, but God is with us no matter what we do and ready to get us back on track for Him.

Let’s memorize Joshua 1:9 today and say it to ourselves each and every day to remind us that God is with us wherever we go. He thinks we are special and wants us to succeed as a leader.