Discouragement sucks every bit of energy and hope out of us. Discouragement comes to everyone – moms, dads, spouses, single people, rich or poor, black or white, healthy or sick, happy or sad, Presidents, world leaders, employers, employees, prisoners etc…. The feeling of discouragement is real to everyone. No one really escapes the feeling.
Discouragement can come through words exchanged between family members, feelings of guilt, failures in life, bad relationships, business partners, church folks, good or bad friends, overwork, high expectations of oneself, or simply constant attacks on your dreams or goals.
Note to oneself: Discouragement is a feeling. There are lots of things that happens to us that we have no control over. When you live long enough, you will know that feelings come and feelings go. It’s also important for us to become aware of the fact that if the devil knows we live by our feelings, then every Monday morning or everytime our guards are down – he will feed us with everything to discourage us.
When I feel discouraged – I go and read my Bible. I’m guaranteed that I can find at least one scripture that can dismantle or terminate the self destroying spirit of discouragement. Giving up is easy, but knowing how to get back on track shows incredible strength. Nobody ever says that life is going to be easy (Christian or non Christians) but Jesus said it will be worth it – Heaven is real and that’s where we are heading. We are simply passing through planet earth. Our greatest messages and testimonies come out of our most bitter experiences.
When our heart makes us feel guilty for becoming discouraged – God swiftly comes to our aid knowing fully aware that we are totally and completely depending on Him to bring us through. When our hearts make us feel guilty after a severe bout of discouragement, we can still have peace before God, because God is greater than our hearts. He knows EVERYTHING!!
We need to get back into the ring and fight again. Nobody ever said it’s going to be easy, but it will be worth it. God is fighting for us, pushing back the darkness . We’ve got to get back in the ring irregardless of how many times we started over. Just keep swimming!!. Don’t stop!!! Refuse to allow anyone to make you quit. It’s your journey and you will get to your destination. There are many routes you can take when faced with obstacles or road blocks, but just don’t quit. You are allowed to sit and cry, but just don’t stay there nor cry over the same thing again.
Reality Checkpoint: You cannot accuse or blame anyone for you not reaching your desired destination. You are the ONLY driver. There are many road bumps ahead, but there’s signs along the way. God is on our side, allow Him to give you the directions.