FIGHT AGAINST DISCOURAGEMENT! Numbers 13:26-33
Discouragement is a great tool in the hands of the enemy. Proverbs 13:12 says, Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
The devil usually does not apply discouragement when you are in high spirits or when you are happy, discouragement comes when you are in low spirits, sad and unhappy. If there is something you have been looking up to God for that is pending, you might be a candidate for discouragement. The devil introduces discouragement when you are tired, weak and sometimes helpless (1 Kings 19:4). This is why you must learn to rest. But if you are lazy or you have not been working, let your rest be that you begin to work. Be filled with God’s word and hold on to His promises at every point in time. Shut the door of your heart against laziness.
Moreover, when you are closest to achieving your goal, the enemy can bring discouragement. We often fall prey to this because of our inability to see beyond now. In Numbers 13: 26-33, the children of Israel were already at the border of the Promised Land when the ten spies brought an evil report that they cannot enter in. Whenever the devil tells you that you cannot achieve something, look back at the word and tell him you can do all things by God’s strength. Beloved, never believe the lie of the devil or men. You can do all things through the strength of the Lord that is inside of you. What you believe at the threshold of your breakthrough definitely affects that breakthrough. In the Garden of Gethsemane, the Lord Jesus was hit by discouragement when He was just about to conclude His work by going to the Cross. But somehow, He overcame. In any way discouragement is sent against you, the Lord will give you victory in Jesus Name.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
PRAYER LINE: Use positive confessions and word-based declarations to counter the discouragement you may be facing. (O. H)