When You Feel Defeated (Part 2)

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If you read my previous post, “When You Feel Defeated (Part 1),” I shared the first 20 statements of a personal 40-day challenge of shifting feelings of defeat into positive perspectives that reflect God’s goodness. Many of you expressed affirmation and encouragement regarding this challenge. So, as promised, here’s the follow-up post with the final 20 statements.

If you’ve been battling defeat, my prayer is that God will use these words to help you overcome defeat and emerge victorious. As you trust the Lord, may He do a transformational work in and through you. If you know someone who may be feeling defeated, hurt, or experiencing loss in some way, please feel free to share these words of encouragement with them.

21. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is bottle your frustration. But the best thing to do is burst with joy.

22. When you feel defeated, the easy way of thinking is “The end.” But the better way of thinking is “Endure.”

23. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is stop dreaming. But the best thing to do is dream bigger.

24. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is be bitter. But the best thing to do is be better.

25. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is reflect on the wound. But the best thing to do is focus on the healing.

26.  When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is mourn over the destruction. But the right thing to do is celebrate the restoration.

27. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is pull the covers over your head. But the best thing to do is make the bed.

28. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is raise hell. But the best thing to do is raise hope.

29. When you feel defeated, the easy way of thinking is “It’s over.” But the better way of thinking is “It’s on!”

30. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is cave in. But the best thing to do is work out.

31. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is close the book. But the right thing to do is turn the page.

32. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is wade in negativity. But the best thing to do is swim in optimism.

33. When you feel defeated, the easy way of thinking is “There’s a long road ahead.” But the best way of thinking is “Look how far I’ve come.”

34. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is focus on the ugly. But the best thing to do is concentrate on the beautiful.

35. When you feel defeated, the easy way of thinking is “They got it wrong.” But the right way of thinking is “God got it right.”

36. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is fight back. But the right thing to do is turn the other cheek.

37. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is hang on tightly. But the best thing to do is let go freely.

38. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is be wasteful. But the right thing to do is be generous.

39. When you feel defeated, the easy thing to do is make excuses. But the right thing to do is create solutions.

40. When you feel defeated, the easy way of thinking is “I’m done.” But the better way of thinking is “I’m just getting started.”

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