Reblog: first seen on https://stopandpraytv.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/the-nature-of-discouragement/
Beware of keeping discouragement around for too long. Try to learn how to get over, conquer and rise above what has shaken your courage and made you want to continue moving forward.
Discouragement is a powerful, destructive force. Before we can understand how to rid our life of this common temptation, we must recognize its harmful nature.
Understand that discouragement…
Is something we choose. While it’s a natural response to difficult circumstances, we have the power to choose a different response. No one else is responsible for our discouragement.
Is universal. At times, everybody will face periods of disappointment and discouragement because we live in a flawed world filled with flawed people.
Can recur. Sometimes we think we’ve settled an issue, which later resurfaces when we least expect it. Or we may have old emotional wounds triggered by something a person says or does.
Can be temporary or lifelong. Refusing to face discouragement head-on can open the door for it to influence our decisions, actions, and relationships as long as we live.
Is conquerable. With the Father’s help, we can…
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