Trading Discouragement for Encouragement
By Eli Lee
March 1, 2023
With so many blessings, why do we get discouraged? We get discouraged because our bodies were created with material from this earth, and we tend to look at the things of this earth. That's why.
But "WE" are not these earthen bodies. "WE" originated from the breath of God when He breathed the breath of life into this earthen body.
“And the Lord God formed man of dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen 2:7).
We are trapped inside this earthen body for our stay on this earth. Like Paul said in 2 Cor. 4:7, we have this treasure (Life in Christ) in clay pots, or earthen vessels.
We get discouraged because we tend to look at our earthly body and other earthly things and see them deteriorating, or because we believe who the world says we are. But, if we remember who we really are and fix our eyes on Christ in faith, renewing our mind daily by His Word and His Spirit, we have no reason to be discouraged (if we belong to Christ), but rather live in gratefulness and great joy knowing we will soon be rescued from this body of death.
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16).
If we are not renewing our mind with the Word daily, that may very well be why we are discouraged.
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