The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
It usually sounds like this: “All your effort is nothing but a total waste of time. God has forgotten all about you. You think you can achieve anything? Really?” It lists all your faults and flaws in graphic detail. “Look at the power of your opposition. You don’t stand a chance!”
I’ve heard it, and I’m sure you have too.
But did you notice how far removed from God’s Word these indictments are? Still, it is too easy to fall for the lies because of circumstances we sometimes face.
This wicked spirit works hard to strip Christians of confidence, depress and dishearten. It seeks to hinder us from fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. Fortunately, He has not left us defenseless against its twisted wiles.
Here are 5 Evergreen Steps to Conquer Discouragement:
1. Cleanse Your Atmosphere
Detach yourself from habits, people, content or places that negate God and His Ways. The enemy uses their seemingly harmless activities to spread discouragement. Terminate their access to your spirit. Victory starts here.
2. Bind the spirit of Discouragement
Jesus has given you the power. Use it! When you do, it hears Christ’s voice and flees.
3. Engage with God’s Word
Study Scriptures. Listen to sermons and songs by His anointed servants. Read books by them. Watch God-glorifying movies. Let His Word flood your soul. You’re snatching away discouragement’s foot hold from your life.
4. Confess the Word
Repeat all the amazing things God has said about you over and again. Tell others. The more you do, the deeper it sinks. You’ll drown out every contrary voice.
5. Get up and Keep going
Continue with your God-given calling. Stick with the Holy Spirit. Never give up.
Implement these evergreen steps and be amazed at how discouragement will vanish like smoke before a mighty wind. You will exceed expectations.