“Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building.” (Ezr 4:4)

When we step out to be obedient to the call of God, one thing is certain. We will get opposition. If you are walking the way of God, you will get flack from the strangest of places.

One of the favorite ways the enemy seeks to oppose us is through discouragement. You will never get that done. Who are you to do that? That’s too big a dream. You must be joking. That will never work. All that is just within your own head; just wait until others start talking to you.

Be prepared, and expect discouragement from others. Recognize it for what it is, respond gracefully, and set your face like flint. Strengthen those feeble knees, lean into the wind, and go forward regardless of the opposition.

Quick Prayer: Keep me from discouragement please, Jesus. Amen.