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Discouragement (3 of 4)
Series: Toxic Emotions
1 Kings 19:1 -19
We are starting a new series entitled Toxic Emotions. We must understand that emotions are not the problem but Toxic Emotions are the problem In fact God created us with the ability to experience all types of emotions. We are a triune being: Body, Soul and Spirit.
We have a physical body and a soul: mind, will and emotions and our Spirit man.
The challenge is not to be ruled by emotions but for us to rule our emotions. According to the dictionary emotions are ''a complex, usually strong subjective response…involving
Physiological changes as a preparation for action.''
The problem is that many people allow their emotions to become toxic. They allow their emotions to remain unchecked and unchallenged and toxicity begins to develop. They have too much of something in their system which leads them to becoming toxic.
America is at a cross roads when it come to Toxic Emotions. People are being overloaded and don't know how to relate, release, regroup and reload after each day. Too many people even in this church are on the verge of becoming toxic.
Discouragement is something that many people struggle.
Many if not most Christians will have struggled with Discouragement.
What Is Discouragement?
1. To deprive of confidence, courage, hope, or spirit.
2. To hamper by discouraging; deter.
3. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections
What Does It Do?
Discouragement is like a hand that reaches right into your heart and rips out your courage and your confidence. It is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to a Christian.
What Causes Discouragement?
1) Severe loss: this can be a loss of health, family member, job etc.
2) Severe mental or physical strain: Burning the candle at both ends.
3) Isolating oneself from others.
4) Comparison in life. We begin to compare what we have or don't have.
5) The enemy can hit us with a ...
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