|Jeremiah 8:4 – “This is what the LORD says: “When people fall down, do they not get up?”
Getting knocked down in life is a given; getting up and moving forward is a choice you must make.
No doubt, life can be challenging at times. Sometimes you may feel like just crawling up in bed and giving up. You keep getting knocked down, wondering if you have the strength or the energy to get back up.
But remember: Our lives are an awesome gift from God, and we have to get up when we fall; we can’t stay down permanently. Be encouraged! Do not give up!!! There are so many things all around you to be grateful for! You are not defined by your present circumstances.
Decide that you’re not going to stay down! Get up, dust yourself off, and keep moving forward!!!
It’s a choice that you consciously have to make. We have to take responsibility for our lives. Start where you are, not where you wish you were, and take it one step at a time. We have to crawl before we walk and walk before we run.
Failure is not just about falling but the refusal to get back up after you fall. When your inner voice keeps telling you to stay down, you can’t do it, or you’re not worthy; you need to delete those negative tapes playing in your head and make new positive tapes.
Our self-talk influences every aspect of our lives. Negative self-talk is all the negative thoughts that you say to yourself about yourself.
Change is possible, but it will take time and an intentional mindset to change those patterns.
We all fall, fail, and get discouraged, but we must decide not to stay down. I love that Proverbs 24:16 says, “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” You will rise again, and you will be stronger than you were before.
So, rest when needed and replenish, then get up, stand tall, hold on to your faith, and keep pressing forward!