Esther 9:20-21 And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh and far, To establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,
Most people are uncomfortable with celebrating their small victories. It may seem trivial to celebrate something as seemingly unimportant as packing a healthy lunch, for instance.
However, you’re not necessarily celebrating the achievement itself; you’re celebrating your habits. You’re celebrating the good behavior and the person you’re becoming. If you don’t pause to appreciate your little victories – if you’re simply rushing from one task to another – then it’s easier to become exhausted and demotivated.
Small victories vary from person to person, and what may seem small to you could be enormous to someone else. So take the time to pause and feel good about what you’ve just accomplished. When you show appreciation for your small victories, you show appreciation for yourself, too.
In the aftermath of the great deliverance of the Jews wrought through Esther and Mordecai, they refused to let the moment go by unnoticed. Not only did they celebrate in the moment, Mordecai set an instruction to all the Jews to make it a yearly event to be celebrated on the 14th and 15th day of the month of Adar (the 12 month). What was significant about this action? It reflects gratitude and gratitude is the seed for more, Dr. Mike Murdock.
The victories that you celebrate are the ones you remember, and what you remember is what you give thanks for. Celebrate your victories and leave a memory in your mind and in the mind of God.
Life Application: Journal and celebrate even small victories. That is the mindset of a receiver.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to celebrate my victories whether big or small. Help me to downplay what I have achieved in any area of my life. Teach me to know that it is okay to celebrate when I win. In Jesus name…amen.