Discouragement can hit us from many angles, depleting our energy and productivity. Many times we have no idea what's happening to us! Today we will examine a few signs and symptoms so that Wise believers will learn to detect its sources in order to avoid this paralyzing effects that are spiritual, physical, and psychological.
Discouragement does not care who you are or what your position in life maybe it will hit us from many angles,
depleting our energy and productivity. Wise believers will learn to detect its
sources in order to avoid this paralyzing effect.
Today, let’s examine some external causes.
applies to letdowns caused by our own failed expectations or someone
Constant criticism. When we are
criticized frequently, it is natural to think, What’s wrong with me? Yet,
unless God reveals a truth in the comments, we must learn to let them go.
The feeling that no
one’s listening. The natural response to this is rejection.
The sense that we
aren’t appreciated after doing our best. We can get so tied to
our work that someone’s failure to acknowledge our efforts feels like a
conditions. Many believers enjoy
what they do but pick up on coworkers’ cruelty, bitterness, or refusal to
recognize their efforts. This can make it extremely difficult to get
motivated about going to work each day.
A job that does not make the best use of one’s gifts and abilities can
wear a person down. So can tight-fisted management that limits freedom to
Oftentimes, the people we see every day seem to
have the most power for causing discouragement in our lives.
Read through the list again. Do any of the above scenarios sound disturbingly
familiar? If so, pray for the strength to face these external
discouragers with renewed confidence.
Dr Charles K Mba PhD, ThD
"Serving God is Selfless, not
Self-centered" Num 15:39
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