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Overcoming discouragement

Discouragement is a difficult disposition to overcome. It creeps up on us in our family, work, or personal life. We don’t want to feel discouraged. We do what we can to hide it, deny it, or overcompensate for it. We understand that attitude is a choice. But so often, no matter how we spin it, we feel like we just don’t measure up. There is an area of our life we just can’t conquer or make progress in. And if we do make progress in that area, another area falls back at the same time. The result is that discouragement still resides within us. It didn’t move out; it just changed rooms.

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