Ugh. The disappointment.
Today, when my 18th event cancelled, I had a good cry. For the rest of the day, I was down in the dumps. I didn’t engage with other potential clients via phone or email. Who would hire me? was the recording playing in my head. I even had writer’s block. Who wants to read my stuff? traipsed across my mind. There was no cheering myself up. Completely, discouraged, I watched mindless television and ate 10,000 calories.
The devil’s in the details.
I’m confident that discouragement is our enemy’s favorite tactic to slow us down. Discouragement depletes your energy, self-confidence and stamina. It can be so oppressive, you don’t even want to try to find your way out.
Once I’m discouraged, I don’t need to be tempted, or deceived or attacked. I am out of commission until I find my way back to the the face of God.
Have you been discouraged? At some point, we all are. Here’s how to reset.