MY DAILY COVENANT WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL
Devotion for Thursday February 9, 2017
Topic: Don’t Be Discouraged
Text: Deuteronomy 1:21
Discouragement comes to us on daily basis in the course of our desire to fulfil our life’s dream. When we don’t have discouragement or opposition it will seem as if we are on the wrong part towards realization of our set goals. You may ask, why do people usually discourage us? People discourage us because of the fear they have concerning the risks we undertake in attaining our goals. Some do it due to lack of understanding of your dream. Some do it just to threaten you. While some do it as a result of envy and jealousy.
As part of Moses’ farewell speech to the Israelites at Kadesh-barnea, he shows them how near they were to a happy settlement in Canaan and encouraged them to complete the journey. So many people have missed out in their blessings because they gave up at almost the end of their journey or race. If we have the vision of what will be the result of our set goals, nothing will discourage us. Jesus Christ our example endured all forms of abuse, rejection, suffering and even death on the Cross of Calvary because of the joy set before Him (Heb. 12:2). If Christ suffered because He was looking forward to the joy of heaven, why should we be discouraged because we are suffering for the sake of our salvation?
Why are you discouraged on going ahead with that project, etc? Is it because of fear, threats, envy, jealousy or abandonment by loved ones? Beloved, you can make it. A little effort more is all you need to be there. Give it a trial.
Food for thought: Discouragement had denied many people their blessings when they were almost at the line to embrace the tape.
Memory verse: Deuteronomy 1 verse 21
Prayer: God, remove discouragement from my heart and grant me the spirit of faith, boldness and sound mind.