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Wednesday, Aug 22 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | 3rd Floor - 3001 The Chapel
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Pressing Forward

In case you forgot, there's something bigger, something better, something more rewarding up in front of you! Join us this week as we talk about Philippians 3:12-14. Come for coffee, conversation and connection. 

Better Together!


Laughing, Loving, Learning

Join us every Wednesday night before the main service for coffee, conversation, connection and more. See you there!

The GIFT


Growing in Faith Together

Calling all of God's beautiful daughters! Join us in the GIFT class where you will meet new friends, have fun and Grow in Faith Together.

The League


Building Women in Business and the Workplace

The League will provide networking opportunities that allow you to glean from seasoned businesswomen, be inspired, challenged and help you achieve your potential.

MomWise


Wisdom Through Every Season

Join our new moms group every Sunday at 10:15am in room 3001A next to the chapel. From diapers to diplomas, being a mom is an emotional, physical, and spiritual commitment. What you are doing is important, rewarding, and yes, challenging. Truth is - moms need other moms and we ALL need wisdom! Let's come together and gain wisdom and strength that comes from God and His Word. Together we'll reap a harvest of joy! Galatians 6:9

Become Your Own Best Encourager

| by Victoria Osteen

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
comments: 1

Life doesn't always turn out the way we thought. A young lady recently told me about her breakup with a man whom she thought was really special. She thought they were heading in the direction of marriage, but one day he told her that he was moving out of state to take a new job and was so happy. It shocked her that he could decide to just up and leave without even talking to her. It hit her hard that she was not as special to him as she thought she was and that he didn't love her the way she thought.

She said to me, "I began to dwell on those negative thoughts. I tried to make sense of what happened. What did I do wrong? I got so discouraged that I didn't want to go to work or go out with friends. I just wanted to stay home. One evening I saw your television program and listened to the message. I felt encouraged and began to regain a sense of who I was. I realized I had been so focused on what happened to me that I wasn't understanding what was happening inside me. I felt so hurt, so discounted, and so alone that it was causing me to destroy my life. But as I became encouraged, hope rose. I started to like myself again. Little by little, I would look in the mirror and say, 'You are beautiful. You are talented. You are valuable.' Suddenly this fun person came back into my life—the person I really was. I was so excited to get up in the morning and tell myself how well I was doing."

Then she added this, "And I say to myself, 'God is going to bring the right person across my path because I'm in the palms of His hands.'"

I love that! She made a choice about her discouragement. She took the encouragement she received on the inside, and she began to encourage herself. Hope began to rise in her heart, and faith caused her to move forward with her life.

I hope you'll take a moment to read David's story in 1 Samuel 30. He had just suffered the worst defeat in his life, and the men in his army were threatening to stone him. At his lowest point of discouragement, with everyone against him, the Scripture says David "encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God." He rose up, inspired his men to fight again, and they defeated their enemy.

It's great when family and friends are there to encourage us in difficult times, but we can't depend on others to encourage us. We have to learn to encourage ourselves in the Lord every day. We have to remember what God has done in our life. We have to get in agreement with God and say, "Thank You, God, for who You made me to be. You made me to be more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I'm an overcomer because You back me up, because I have Your Word in me, and I will overcome this."

About the Women's Ministry

The Women's Ministry is a place to connect and share, to be rejuvenated, inspired and equipped to manage the many hats we wear as women. No matter what age or state of life you're in, we have a place for you!

Services

Better Together - Laughing, Loving, Learning
Wed, 6:30 pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The GIFT - Growing in Faith Together
Sun, 10:15am in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The League - Building Women in Business and the Workplace
1st Thursday of every month, 7pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

MomWise - Wisdom Through Every Season
Sun, 10:15am in Room 3001A next to the Chapel (3rd Floor) 

Contact

Phone 713-491-1286
Email [email protected]

 

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