Lessons from my QuietTime:
How to Fight Disc
“And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them?”
Numbers 32:7
In life, we will always be faced with one form of discouragement or the other.
In the passage under review, the children of Israel were being discouraged from crossing over into the land which the Lord has given them.
We also could be discouraged from crossing over to our God-allocated inheritance by people or situations.
The emotion or feeling of discouragement is real and normal to many of us. While some people allow it to fester, others fight it to a standstill. Are you discouraged about life? Are you discouraged about your job, relationship, business, ministry or what have you? Please don’t allow this debilitating emotion to eat you up! Please don’t give in to it! You just have to arise ferociously to fight it before it gets the best of you. A discouraged person will find it difficult to achieve or command results.
What is discouragement?
Discouragement is a loss of confidence or enthusiasm to do something. We feel discouraged when we fail to see the bigger picture! We feel discouraged when our anticipated results elude us. We feel discouraged and even depressed when we fail to live up to our own personal or someone else’s expectations.
Let’s consider 3 ways to fight Discouragement:

  1. See what God has done!
    “Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.”
    Deuteronomy 1:21
  2. Believe that you can do all things via His strength
    “Through God, we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.”
    Psalm 60:12
    ” I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
    Philippians 4:13
  3. Be confident
    “Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.”
    Hebrews 10:35
    I decree and declare that you will gain victory over any form of discouragement in Jesus’ mighty name!
    Yours sincerely,
    Joe Jesimiel Ogbe