Wednesday, 20 April 2016

How to deal with the force of discouragement

The force of discouragement had led so many to give up their dreams and visions-even when they are very close to their breakthrough or success in life.

I have always told people that, to fail is not a crime but to be a failure is a crime. And you can never become a failure until you give up or until you let the force of discouragement takes over you.

The next time you feel discouraged, just  tell yourselves these truths..... .

*Nothing is too hard for God! – Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
God does see and He does care about what is happening! 2 Peter 1:5 “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

*God’s plans are for our good and bring us
hope! – Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

*We can tell God about the things which discourage us! Matthew 11:28,29 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

*If we trust God, He will give us the strength we need! Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.“

*God will give us what we need! Philippians 4:19 “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.“

Thomas A Edison the inventor of electricity bulbs, who made hundreds attempts before he could succeed in inventing electrical balls, has to say: Many of life's failures (many who gave up their vision.) are people who fail to realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

You need to be courageous when you make an attempt and fail. You know, there are times you take steps and for one reason or the other, things did not work out the way you expect. This is the time you need to be courageous and, that is the same time the force of discouragement can set in if you allow it.
That means courage is the opposite of discouragement. If courage means the ability to act contrary to what your situation is saying, it therefore means that to overcome the force of discouragement, you have to learn to do the following.

1. Have the right estimate of your situation or challenges.
Many times we over estimate our challenges and as a result get to a point of discouragement and then give up.

2. Don't over estimate your challenges. No matter what your challenges maybe, in as much as it can not get to the sky, it therefore means, even if your situation or your challenges is more than you, it is and can not be more than the ability of God.

3.Always thank God
When you give thanks to God, even when you are faced with challenges, you are telling Him that you are not moved by what you see but by Him. In thanksgiving, you only see what He has done and as long you only see the positive aspect, you can't be discouraged.


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  3. Thanks for the this expecially the bible portions to back it up.

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  4. Courage is the opposite of discouragement. Great motivating piece shared here!

  5. hmnnnn...Just what i need. Thanks huni for sharing.


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