Simple title I know. Over stating the obvious no doubt. But it happens too often.
People quit their marriages when tough times come. They quit their jobs because their boss got on them. They quit their church for so many ridiculous and stupid reasons. People quit!
Now I know we all get discouraged and we all get to that point where we say we have had enough.
Webster says discouragement means “to deprive of hope or courage, to be disheartened, to have difficulty, to hinder, to be down.”
If you’re like me, you don’t need Webster to define what it means to be discouraged. We all know all too well what it’s like to live in discouragement, to lose heart, be bummed out, and to experience burn out.
I talk to people every week who call it quits. They just give up. They’re emotionally drained, physically exhausted, mentally depleted, and in a spiritual funk.
All of us are prone to become discouraged. We lose hope and heart and many times, we give up.
There are so many things in life that cause us to get down. We all have family issues that discourage us. Death, divorce, depression and all the other D words you can think of.
Many times we have so much going on in our lives that we feel pulled in multiple directions and we just don’t have the energy for anything. When discouragement sets in, we want to quit. “I don’t need this” “I am sick of this” “You can take this job, this marriage, (you fill in the blank) and shove it”.
We’ve all been there. Some of us are there right now. I have two words for you, DON’T QUIT! Hang in there. Don’t throw in the towel, Stay the course. You’ve come too far. Don’t give in or give up!
No matter what comes your way,
No matter what trial you’re facing,
No matter how bad the odds are against you,
No matter how discouraged you might be,
No matter how dark the tunnel is…
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