Numbers 21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

One potent weapon the devil uses against the believer is the weapon of discouragement. He usually fires at us arrows of discouragements so that we can stop moving forward.

Many have been held back from attaining the requirements of God for their lives simply becasuse they allowed themselves be deceived by the discouraging words sown into their minds. God has done so much for you, yet the devil opens your eyes to so much that’s lacking in your life thereby pushing you into worry, fear and anxiety.

The seed of discouragement produces the fruit of worry. Worry will give birth to fear, while fear will give birth to anxiety. This is the good news, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy  1:7.

At every point of meeting with God, He usually ministers courage to us. He knows that man is full of fears because of his environments so God says to us, “FEAR NOT”, “BE OF COURAGE”. The presence of God brings boldness but when we lose that presence, we may fall back into fear.

Just like the presence of light initiates confidence in us no matter how early or late it may seem, but immediately darkness sets in, fear comes.

Don’t let the devil sow seeds of discouragement into your life today. They usually drag us out of the light into outer darkness where there is gnashing of teeth, a place of fear and unrest. Rather than worry, rest in the Lord. Let God be your source of encouragement. He will never let you down. Trust Him.

You might not have all you want in life, be encouraged to press on.
You might not be where you desire to be in life, stay courageous.
Your work might be burdensome to you, keep courage.
Your academics might be an issue to you, be encouraged.
You might have issues with your family, don’t be discouraged, be emboldened.

No matter what’s been sown in your life to be a discouragement, don’t let it grow. Do the opposite, fear not, and be of good courage. It gets darkest when the day is about to dawn. I see a breaking of the day. God bless you.

Oliyide Ayotunde