Summary: Steps to overcome discouragement
Are you Discouraged?
2 Corinthians 4:1 (AMP)
1 THEREFORE, SINCE we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God [granting us favor, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion.
1. Remember that God loves you 2Cor.4:1
God trust us with this ministry. He gave us this ministry, entrusted in us. He called us, send us gave us the mission.
2. Keep a clear conscience. 2 cor. 4:2
Handle you life with clear conscience. Do your work with clear conscience.
3. Have the right motivation. 2 Cor. 4:5
Examine that what motivation you have behind your work. Personal and selfish motivation will bring disaster than the blessing in the kingdom of God. Some time you need encourage yourself because people might not see the vision you have. You mighty be seeking a carrier, or a set goal and no one see the vision you have, but if you search yourself about the vision is any selfish motivation behind it or is this with a right motivation.
4. Understand that you have limitation. 2 cor. 4:11
We are a jar or clay, we need to remind ourselves that the limitation of our life.
5. Do everything with love. 2cor.4:15.
Do you have unconditional love in you before you start or do any work? Do you experience the love (agape) form the cross.
6. Find time to recharge. 2 Coo. 4:16
We all need to recharge. We need to fin time, emotionally, spiritually and many reason were there to say and do with the love.
7. Keep things in a heavenly prospective.2 Cor. 4:18
When you look things from heavenly perspective, you might not able to explain, but you might be able to see things by faith in our life.
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