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.
“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!
~ Doug Addison
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Doug Addisonis a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages, also shared on TV, radio and the Internet for over a decade. He brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.