It is one of the devil's greatest and most used tools against us.
You know who is someone that totally overcame discouragement? Joseph.
He is someone I am looking forward to meeting some day! I just admire his courage, discipline, devotion to God, self-control, and how he never gave Satan the upper hand! Joseph had a dream, a goal for his life, but nothing was going right as he pursued that dream. You remember the story! His brothers sold him, he was brought out of the country into a strange land and sold as a slave. He went from being his father's favorite son, dressed in a beautiful robe and all that jazz, to being a...slave.
If that's not a reason to be discouraged, I don't know what is!
How do you react to discouragement? Some people are afraid of their difficulties, some just want to avoid it and run, some hide behind anger...but what did Joseph do? He FACED it. He continued to trust God's promises. When we are pursuing a dream, we don't have to be afraid or run away from obstacles that come our way...what if we faced them by remembering HE who is faithful?
I refuse to let Satan get me off track with discouragement. I don't want to run. I just want to trust that God is faithful. He is faithful.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!