Discouragement Defeater

silhouettes of people on mountainsGolda Meir once wrote, “Whenever I felt overwhelmed by fatigue or my circumstances, which was often, all I had to do was to remind myself that I was now talking as an emissary of the Jewish state, and my tiredness simply drained away.” She overcame her fatigue and discouragement by focusing on her mission – Israel’s survival, which at the times didn’t look too bright.
Paul writes much the same from a Roman jail cell, “I open my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains.” (Eph. 6:20) Paul fought off fatigue and discouragement as he focused on the good work God saved him for – being an apostle to the Gentiles.
Discouragement seems to sneak in when we’re tired and not seeing the results we had hope to see. Yet, we’ve all been given something to do for Jesus while hanging out with Him each day the moment of salvation (Eph. 2:8-10). One of those tasks is that we are ambassadors of the King!
People are watching how you handle life, where their eternal destination, which is far more important than this temporal one, is at stake. Defeat that discouragement by staying focusing on Jesus’ smiling face while becoming more like Him. Leave the results to the Spirit.
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