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What Causes Discouragement? (3)

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What Causes Discouragement? (3)

27 MAY 2016
We cannot rebuild the wall.
Nehemiah 4:10 NIV (2011 Edition)
Failure. The third reason we become discouraged is reflected in the Israelites
complaint: We cannot rebuild the wall. In essence what they were saying is,
Were too tired. Its not possible. Its foolish to try. We give up. Because they
were unable to finish the job as quickly as planned, their confidence plummeted;
they lost heart and became discouraged. Question: How do you handle failure in
your life? Do you sit down and hold a pity party? Do you say, Poor me! I cant
get this job done? Do you start complaining, Its impossible. It cant be done. I
was a fool to even try? Do you blame other people Everybody else let me
down. They didnt do their part of the job? The difference between winners and
losers is winners see failure as a temporary setback. Theyve learned to look
beyond it, whereas losers see failure as permanent. Each time a winner gets
knocked down, they get up again (Proverbs 24:16 NLT). Theres an old
adage that says, In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the
stream always wins - not through strength but through perseverance. Its when
faithfulness is most difficult that its the most necessary. As author John Mason
observes, The secret to success is to start from scratch - and keep on
scratching! So when you get discouraged stand on this scriptural promise: Keep

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on being brave! It will bring you great rewards. Learn to be patient, so that you
will please God and be given what he has promised (Hebrews 10:35-36 CEV).
Be brave, be patient, and you will succeed.
Bible in a Year: 1 King 19-20; Acts 7:23-43;

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