Discouragement! Have you heard of it? I’m pretty sure you have and even experienced it at some point in your life, at least once. It’s what has kept me from writing or working on my blog for the past 3 weeks. It’s the reason I stopped having Women of Destiny meetings. The Definition of discouragement is, a loss of confidence or enthusiasm a feeling of lost hope.
Lost hope! Lost enthusiasm, loss of confidence, YES! All of the above. You see, I keep losing hope when I work hard on something thinking I have finally figured it out and now all I have to do is write then it doesn’t work, talk about discouragement! I used to work hard at getting the women together every month I would either have a guest speaker, or I would speak, or we would have an outing. But after so many discouraging complaints I finally just gave up. Yes discouragement is another word for giving up!
Or when you get a phone call from a “seasoned” Christian complaining that kids were too loud during praise and worship and it’s very distracting to them. What’s a person to do? Tell the kids not to come back? Give up? That’s what the enemy would have you to do.
Maybe you’re in school and have kept your grades up only to realize you still don’t qualify for a scholarship. Perhaps you’ve been putting in a lot of overtime at work hoping you get a promotion only to have it given to someone else. That’s right you know what I’m talking about now don’t you! Discouragement! Loss of hope.
Proverbs 13:12 says Hope deferred makes the heart sick but when the desire comes it is a tree of life. In the Message Bible, it is translated, Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick but a sudden good break can turn
I sure could use a good break, how about you? When I started this blogging journey I thought ok, God spoke to me to start a blog in answer to praying about how I could help add to the family finances. It seemed somewhat simple to same it and decide what to write about or so I thought. It has been difficult to put pen to paper or rather fingers to the keyboard. Not for lack of time but for lack of motivation, or self doubt, for discouragement.
You see I thought I would set down to write and God would just make everything easy peasy. But I’m learning every day that success at anything even God-ordained takes work. LOTS of HARD work. I can’t let discouragement take me out before I get started. Or
Stay tuned for the better is yet to come.