3 Ways to Break Out of June Gloom and Choose Joy – A Word by Doug Addison
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3 Ways to Break Out of June Gloom and Choose Joy
A Word by Doug Addison
Do you feel like you’re trying to beat back the June Gloom?
This is because things are beginning to heat up in both the spiritual realm and the natural. Not everything is perfectly aligned yet, so things can seem foggy and unclear.
The good news is I saw a powerful Wind of Change blow and shift that gloom out of place. I share more about this in my latest prophetic word, but I wanted to give you some practical steps to take during this time.
Here are 3 ways you can start breaking through the June Gloom and choose joy:
1. Get outside.
Have you ever noticed how much more alive—how much happier—you feel when you’ve been outside for a couple hours?
The Earth is the great home God made for us, and His great masterpiece.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 NIV
In every living thing there is a lesson. There are many places in the Bible where nature is used to communicate a message, a point.
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Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26 NIV
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Job 12:7-8 NIV
If you’re feeling low, try getting outside and observing God’s creation. Maybe there is a message there for you that will help shift the gloom.
2. Talk to a loved one.
When life is overwhelming, many of us have the tendency to isolate ourselves. This gives the enemy an opportunity to come in and convince you that no one can understand, no one really cares, etc.
Think of how predators choose their prey in the wild. First, they single out the young, the sick, the elderly … those most vulnerable to an attack. Then they work to get them alone. The enemy moves in much the same way. He knows that if he can make you believe you’re alone, he’ll have an easier time implanting his lies.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 NIV Find someone you trust and talk to them about what you’re going through. Negative emotions can feel as a heavy weight on our hearts. When we talk about what we’re experiencing, that burden eases and suddenly things don’t seem so hopeless.
3. Give yourself a break.
We can be our own worst critics. One bad moment in your life does not erase all the good that has ever happened, or all the good that is still to come your way!
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 NIV
Restore your confidence in the goodness of God. He hasn’t failed us yet—and the story is not over for you!
Choose joy today
The spirit of gloom is lifting! Begin applying these 3 strategies to your life and situation, it will help speed up the process.
Watch for God to reveal new reasons to continue choosing joy!
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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