Lately, I have been struggling a little with breastfeeding. There is this pain that is triggered on one side and it causes me great discomfort. With my son being less than 2 months old, breastfeeding is the route I really want to go and I have been praying I can make it to a year.
This small bump in our journey made me feel bad to the point where I believed that I may not be able to continue. I even started to think that my milk supply may not be enough. As I went to pump the side that is sore, I began to speak words of encouragement over myself. Things like God made your body for your son so you will produce what he needs or your milk supply will be sufficient in the name of Jesus.
These words of encouragement quickly changed how I saw the situation I am facing. There is a song called Encourage Yourself performed by Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers and my favorite part is
Sometimes you have to encourage yourself
Sometimes you have to speak victory during the test
And no matter how you feel,
speak the word and you will be healed;
speak over yourself
Encourage yourself in the Lord.
So by speaking life or encouraging words over my situation, I have been able to push through the emotions of defeat. I was also reminded of this in Proverbs 18:21 KJV which says "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Well I want good fruit in my life and during this test, I will continue to speak encouraging words and I hope you will speak life over yourself too!