Overcoming discouragement Pt 3

“Things To Do”

 

CHANGING YOUR FOCUS CAN CHANGE YOUR FEELINGS

 

THERE ARE THINGS WE NEED TO DO WHEN WE GET DISCOURAGED

 

  1. RE-EXAMINE THE REASONS FOR YOUR BELIEFS.  

 

2 Cor 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?

 

  1. EXAMINE YOUR PRESENT INFLUENCES.

 

WHO’S TALKING TO ME?  

WHAT HAVE I BEEN HEARING?  

WHAT HAVE I BEEN WATCHING?

WHAT ARE MY FATIGUE LEVELS? 

 

SATAN IS REFERENCED IN DANIEL AS ONE WHO WEARS OUT THE SAINTS. (Dan 8:25)

 

WHO ARE MY ASSOCIATIONS? 

WHO’S SPEAKING INTO MY LIFE? 

 

  1. WHAT HAS BECOME MY DOMINANT FOCUS?

 

IS THERE A PROBLEM THAT HAS BECOME SO BIG YOU HAVE STOPPED SEEING YOUR SUCCESSES? 

 

FOCUS ON THE GOAL, THE VISION, NOT THE MESS IN THE PROCESS. 

 

WHAT’S TAKING YOUR ENERGY AND YOUR TIME? 

 

  1. DISCOVER WHAT OTHER MEN HAVE OVERCOME IN LIFE.

 

1 Pet 5:9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

 

A RIGHTEOUS MAN FALLS 7 TIMES AND GETS BACK UP

 

DONALD TRUMP

PETER DANIELS

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

  1. REMIND YOURSELF THAT FEELINGS ARE TEMPORARY

 

FOCUS CREATES FEELINGS,

ENVIORNMENT CREATES FEELINGS,

MISTAKES CREATE FEELINGS,

PAIN CREATES FEELINGS…

 

FEELINGS ARE NOT FACTS… THEY ARE EMOTIONS.

 

DISCOURAGEMENT IS A FEELING AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REALITY.

 

  1. REVIEW YOUR SUCCESSES

 

WHERE HAVE I SUCCEDED IN MY LIFE?    YOUR LIFE HAS A COLLECTION OF SUCCESSES.

 

YOU NEED TO REVIEW THE MOUNTAINS YOU HAVE CLIMBED, THE GOLIATHS YOU HAVE DEFEATED.

 

LOOK BACK AND SAY, WHAT HAVE I COME THROUGH?  WHAT HAVE I OVERCOME? 

 

DISCOURAGEMENT IS A SEASON AND FOCUS DECIDES IT’S LONGEVITY!

 

OVERCOMING FEAR  – 2 IMPORTANT KEYS… RESIST AND REPLACE!

 

Daniel 4:7  SAID, “How does a man break off iniquity?  By acts of righteousness.” 

 

REPLACE WHAT YOU’RE HEARING…

 

  1. REMIND YOURSELF THAT IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF

 

LEARN TO TALK TO YOURSELF.

LISTEN FOR GOOD COUNSEL…

READ… STUDY…

CHANGE WHAT YOURE LOOKING AT

 

ASK YOURSELF QUESTIONS TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF

WHAT DO YOU WANT? 

WHO DO YOU NEED TO TRUST?

 

YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO REACH FOR….

 

QUESTIONS INCUBATE GREATNESS