Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Circling the Wagons Against Discouragement





I really hate to admit it.

But I've been fighting discouragement.

Yep.

Plain old.

Unattractive.

Pointless.

Discouragement.


A very effective weapon of the enemy.

I'm trying to figure out where mine is coming from.

It may be physical.

Not enough down time.

Not enough solitude.

Not enough rest.

That's when I'm vulnerable.


It may be from something else.

Too many things going out.

Not enough good things going back in.



So I'm circling the wagons.

I'm making time to journal.

It usually helps me to write it out on paper.

There's something about writing it down.

Everything always seems more manageable when I look at it in my own hand writing.



And I'm pulling back.

To spend more time with Him.

To pray.

And sit.

And think.

To ask for answers.

To ask for understanding.

To ask for courage.




I'm also following the advise I've given to others.

I'm focusing on gratitude.

My thankful list is a mile long.

And for me.

Gratitude.

Can be a powerful truth against discouragement.



So.

As I sit.

And think.

And look for answers.

And understanding.

It always comes back to Him.


"Have I not commanded you?

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be terrified.

Do not be discouraged.

For the Lord your God will be with you

Wherever you may go."      

Joshua 1: 9.



There you go.

That about says it.

I'll get a good night's sleep tonight.

And tomorrow.

I'll circle the wagons.

And find more balance.

And remember.

Who's with me.


















2 comments:

  1. I am in a similar place and I needed this !

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    1. It happens. Glad I shared it. Prayers for you.

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