Talk To Yourself!
I suggest that you write out a paragraph of God’s affirmations of you as His child. What I am proposing is not the SNL Stuart Smalley “I’m good enough, smart enough, and dog gone it people like me” routine. This goes much farther and deeper than any self-help routine. Why? Because if we’re honest with ourselves, we know that we all need to be genuinely encouraged and affirmed. We need to know more of how God thinks about us as His child. While we need encouragement, we hate empty flattery. God never gives His children empty words of encouragement. He is unchanging and His word always accomplishes it’s purpose. So, you need to be pumped up by who God is and what He says of you.
Below is an example of a paragraph that you could write with some scripture references. Remember, as a believer you want this to be based on what God’s word says of Himself and you as His child.
Lord, You have graciously given me this day and I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). Thank you Lord that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, I will choose to praise You (Psalm 63:3). Today I am in Christ and I am a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17). By Your grace and with full faith in You I will strive today to love you Lord with my heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:37). I will also seek to love my neighbor and consider them as more important than myself (Matthew 22:39, Phil. 2:3). I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but you Lord Jesus live in me (Gal. 2:20). Because of your mercy, I willingly offer my body as a living sacrifice to You today (Romans 12:1). Because you are my Almighty God, I am more than a conqueror today (Romans 8:37). I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength and nothing will separate me from your love in Christ (Phil. 4:13, Romans 8:39).
Now, this is just example, but come up with your own and see how God uses it to get you pumped up about loving Him and serving others.