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😁A friend of mine texted me and said, “I’m so happy for you.”

😖I confusingly asked, “what they meant?” He responded, he saw my IG story, and that I was “on the beach out in Cali so I must be living my best life and everything must be good.”

😟“Nah,” I replied. “I’m actually extremely frustrated, discouraged, and as of late I have doubted if God’s plan for me involves happiness, success, and peace of mind.”

🤼‍♂️We all wrestle with doubt, discouragement, and frustration en route to our destiny. 

🤡However, we all have been conditioned to put our exterior mask of happiness, confidence and security on and hide our inner feelings of pain, hurt, doubt and insecurity. 

🚨In fact, I’d venture to say there’s someone in your; locker room, office, classroom, household or social media timeline that needs you to look past their picture-perfect smile and sense their interior pain and encourage them.

🗣Once you do remind them of how gifted they are, how resilient they are, and most importantly, that God ain't bring them this far just to get this far. In fact, God assures us that, “He will not fail us or abandon us.” - Joshua 1:5 (NLT)

🗣Also, remind them that as they continue to pursue their God-given dreams that “He is with them, and will protect them wherever they go. He will not leave them until He has finished giving them everything He promised them.” -  Genesis 28:15 (NLT)