Four Steps To Live A Happy Life In The Presence of Your Enemies

Inspiring Moments —

This week I am going to share with you four strategies [ from my InspirRadio Series:  Succeed Without Support] to brighten your days even in adversity.

1. Do not personalize adversity, opposition or attacks.

The presence of enemies has nothing to do with your worth. Acknowledge what type of environment with which you are confronted. No matter what well-meaning people like Job’s friends may say, this is about aborting your Destiny. If you study Scripture, you will quickly see that Divine Leadership assignments attract opposition, persecution and challenges.

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12

2. First, choose happiness for yourself.

You cannot control anyone else’ s behavior towards you but you can choose how you respond and what you believe. You get to decide to be happy even if someone in your environment wants to bring you down. You do so by discounting and dismissing their negative comments. You have to immediately replace them with the Word of God.

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3

3. Find joyful activities with uplifting people.

Make it your mission to find activities throughout your day that bring you joy. You may need to listen to Scripture put to music throughout the day. It is also helpful to join in Prayer Calls during the course of your day and to listen to replays of these calls. In addition, there is very powerful instrumental Worship music that you can fill your home, office, car or cubicle with that will inspire you.

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Ephesians 5:19

4. Do not internalize the negativity

You are going to have to guard your heart to protect it from the flaming words and actions of your enemies. Their words are intended to hurt, discourage or harm you. Opponents work very hard to destroy your self-esteem and confidence. Their ultimate objective is to persuade you to allow their negativity to alter your self-perception and thereby to extinguish your positive actions.

And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? Nehemiah 6:3

 

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