Courage is never permanent but can become a practised and trained daily habit.
You will sometimes feel like you are taking one step forward and two back. Courage that you’d managed to muster can be replaced by discouragement. When courage has been fought for, won and then lost, it is the most tempting time to quit. To tackle this, learn to recognise the things that steal your courage, what your weak spots are and to then accommodate them.
Learning to recognise your courage stealers, means they are easier to disarm, avoid and conquer. within one day you can go from feeling extremely encouraged to extremely discouraged. It can sneak up on you and be difficult to shake off. Look for the encouragement that surrounds you, it will be there but sometimes you just need to look really hard.
Battle discouragement each and every day. Some days will be harder than others. Some days, even weeks and months you will easily win the fight and face very little discouragement. Other seasons in life can be much more difficult and the battle and attack more fierce. These times when the attacks seem relentless keep fighting. Your weapons are still your TAGS. Don’t stop fighting. Don’t allow discouragement to own your heart, it does not belong there, it is only allowed to be a fleeting visitor not a permanent resident. If you're not ready to fight and battle discouragement, don’t worry, just try again tomorrow. If you can’t try tomorrow, don’t worry, try again the next day, but don’t give up on hope. Don’t give in to discouragement.
You can give up hope for today, some days are just bad days, so quit on today, but don’t quit on tomorrow before it has even d the chance to arrive. You have to give tomorrow it’s fair chance. Don’t allow discouragement to take up permanent residence in your heart and mind. We all feel like it sometimes, but don’t let it own you or define you.
You are here for a purpose. You are valuable. You are loved. You are capable. You are able. There is TREASURE in you, more than you know. Now is the time to let it show.