Category Archives: Defeat?

Feeling discouraged?

We all know what it is like to feel discouraged. Take a moment and consider four recommendations for times of discouragement. Continue reading

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Stop fighting a fight that’s already been won

“All my life I have been called unworthy — Named by the voice of my shame and regret.”

If you feel this way, here’s a great song with a great message just for you! Continue reading

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Tough advice

“You are where you are because that’s where you want to be. If it wasn’t, you’d do something about it. So do something about it!” Continue reading

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Nothing wasted

After each of the following Scriptures, make a list of the purposes accomplished through suffering. Then talk to God about what you learned. Continue reading

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Forgiveness is an act of worship

When hurt by others, we often only see the horizontal significance of what occurred. “This is about me and the one who hurt me!” we argue. Yet those who worship God are called to view forgiveness as an act of worship. This is primarily about God and secondarily about me or my offender. When we forgive, we “let go of” instead of “holding on to” or “holding against.”

Forgiveness is an act of releasing to God the hurtful actions and consequences of the wrong done to us. Continue reading

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Breaking the hold of Guilt

Guilt is a message of disapproval sent to our minds which says, “You should be ashamed of yourself!” A constructive response to guilt is a grace-based, future-oriented, and an other-centered choice. Continue reading

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When failure or fear become idols

Don’t waste life on past regrets and future fears! There are far better uses of our time and energy than wasting them dwelling on failures and fears.
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