How to Overcome Discouragement in Your Life
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).
Five ways to walk out of discouragement
- Give up the right to understand –
Things happen that we do not fully understand. In those moments we must lay down our right to understand, and choose to trust God wholeheartedly. Our faith must come before our understanding. His ways are higher, He is in control, and He will take care of us.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).
- Measure success by obedience, not outward success –
We often look to numbers and outward achievements, but God sees things differently.
Stay focused on obedience to what God has told you to do, and don’t compare yourself with others. God sees your worth and rejoices in it.
“‘Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams'” (1 Samuel 15:22).
- Daily pray God’s Word over your life –
Haven’t you noticed when you’re discouraged, how different you feel after God speaks to your heart through His Word?
It’s as if a light goes on that dispels the darkness. When we read and pray His Word we can have a living, active dialogue with Him in our heart.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
- Choose to be faithfulness – God is faithful and He values faithfulness. Look for His “well done” in your life.
Seek to be faithful over a few things and with what is in your hands now. Breakthrough is best stewarded by the faithful.
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord’” (Matthew 25:23).
- Learn the habit of giving thanks –
It is hard to be discouraged with a thankful heart. Remember what God has done for you in the past, and encourage yourself in your history with the Lord.
Discouragement is a loss of perspective. He will complete the good work in you.
” Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
- Resist discouragement in the name of Jesus – We are in a spiritual battle, and there is a spirit of discouragement that we can resist in Jesus’ name. Darkness is covering the earth, but there is power in the name of Jesus to resist the devil.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world (1 Peter 5;8-9).
Please remember that God is with you and He is good. You are deeply valued by Him, and He has a purpose for your life.
There is a battle through discouragement and offense designed to silence the prophetic voice at this time.
stand with boldness and speak the voice of the Lord I’m the name of Jesus.
You must resist the devil’s tool of discouragement. He will not win and we are not alone.
There are many who haven’t bowed the knee to Baal. We can’t expect peace in battle and warfare.
God wants to use you as His voice and light in this dark world. Will you be His voice to your friends and neighbors? Will you be His voice at your family and in your city?
In the name of Jesus, I break the spirit of discouragement over your life, I declare unspeakable joy over you.
Do not fear or be discouraged. He is with you. Believe and trust God even if you don’t understand everything
Walk in minute-by-minute obedience
Daily pray God’s Word over your life and be faithful in the small things
Prayerfully give thanks and resist discouragement in Jesus’ name.
Put your hope in God. He will deliver you.
I await to your testimony soon.
“Just you will always say,what ever God cannot do does not exist”.
For sure your testimony exit, and you will receive it.
Remain blessed and favoured.