Don't let discouragement choke you
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. (John 14:1)
Discouragement is a temptation common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13). If we linger in discouragement it can be costly. It can keep us from doing what we need to do because we don't want to face it Jesus does not want us to be discouraged. In fact, He commands us not to be. Listen to what Jesus says to His disciples just before what probably was the most discouraging experience of their lives, His brutal death: Let not your hearts be troubled (John 14:1).
In other words, don't let your heart be ruled by what you see. Let it be ruled by what Jesus promises you.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
What's tempting you to discouragement today? Are you having a hard time believing that God really will work for good what looks so bad to you (Romans 8:28)? These teachings will help and encourage you.
God has not given up on you
You are alive because God has not given up on you though you may have given up on yourself. You quit things because you do not know what you are doing. You may have quit your job, or your marriage, perhaps your church of even your career. You thought your life would be better but nothing has changed. That is because quitting is never a solution. When you take a moment to think, what is it really that you want? It is true that many things have happened to you but ultimately you reaction determines the outcomes of events in your life.
Always keep in mind that 10% of your total life is what happens to you and 90% is how you react. Your reactions have more percentage than what life throws at you
Did you know that at every minute of our lives we are faced with decisions? You are reading this message right now because you have a life changing decisions to make. But the decision that you make, do you know it cane affect your family, change the whole course of your destiny? Ever wondered how many will be affected by your decision? And are you aware that your surroundings such as friends can influence that very decision you are about to take? Start by taking stock of the people you surround yourself with. It is your responsibility to qualify whom you allow into your life. Just like our Master and Saviour Jesus said I called you, you did not call me.
That means there is a criterion of choosing whom to let in and who to let out