You Can’t Fight If You Are Discouraged

To be discouraged simply means to be less enthusiastic, less confident, and positive about something.

If we are discouraged … it’s less likely that we would have the fortitude and the stamina to complete whatever is the task at hand.

Our #1 enemy to becoming discouraged is self pity. Sometimes when I’m exhausted and I don’t get enough sleep, I start to overthink and doubt myself if anything I’m doing is worthwhile.

When I first started blogging a couple years ago my lifestyle was at a pretty controlled pace….it was a dream come true. Writing on various topics was almost effortless. It came naturally. But then, without much warning over the last months ….my lifestyle changed. Finding the time to write from Monday to Friday became more and more challenging.

My close circle of loved ones tried many times to encourage me to take time off – to which I strongly resisted because I was scared that I would lose my momentum and quit…and I didn’t want to.

Self pity is our #1 enemy to giving in to discouragement. I knew I couldn’t be pitiful and powerful at the same time.

I had to remind myself that I have what it takes to handle the many tasks at hand… refusing to give in to my other options

The more I believed in my strengths that came with great sacrifices was the stronger my determination was to succeed.

We cannot fight if we are discouraged.

Being fully confident that Jesus will do what I couldn’t do … made it much easier for me to push past my discouragement.

The moment I felt like quitting was the moment I kept pushing.

Reading an article that I write may take you five (5) minutes….but it takes me hours in the stillness of the night to gather my thoughts, write and edit, edit and edit.

Hope this inspires someone not to quit on their dreams.

6 thoughts on “You Can’t Fight If You Are Discouraged

  1. Thank you for not giving up. I look forward to looking into your heart through your daily blogs. They, in turn, encourage me not to give up. You are blessed to be a blessing! πŸ’–

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  2. Dear June. Your ability to be so transparent is truly amazing. No add ons. Yet while your cup is full and running over you have no choice but to let it spill over to us. Even your children and grandchildren fall in the mix. You have raised them and raising them to be gracious.
    God bless you as you continue in His Service.
    Stay Blessed.

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