DISCOURAGEMENT often means you’re headed in the RIGHT DIRECTION. Because our brains are 80% negative, and want to keep doing the same, predictable behaviors, they work against us when we try to implement Positive Change in our lives. Our brains will actually create resistance in the form of Discouragement, in an attempt to thwart change, so we’ll give up and go back to old, familiar default settings. Knowing this, can help you view Discouragement as evidence you are likely moving down a healthy path. Whether you are trying to switch careers, discipline your kids better, or pay off debt, you will often “feel” defeated, before you experience any victory. Don’t give up! Every great human accomplishment, such as the landing on the moon or the harnessing of electricity, would not have occurred without men and women, just like you, being willing to turn dejecting discouragement into a motivating positive.
Galations 6:9 ESV: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.