Get my best-selling book, Why Naked Women Look So Good FREE! Simply … Get it!
It’s a horrible thing that’s happening in Iraq. Christians being slaughtered simply because they’re Christians. According to news reports, Christ followers are told to convert, pay a tax, or die. In the face of such horrible options most are running away. Some can’t escape and chose death.
Depression is a horrible affliction. It’s as different from discouragement as a migraine is from a tension headache. One is devastating. The other distracting.
When the future looks more horrifying than death, death appears more appealing than life.
All of us battle with discouragement. Occasionally, it can lead to despair. Getting
free of toxic emotions, like discouragement and despair, begins with finding out
what thought triggered the emotion. We need to follow the example of the despairing
man who asked himself, “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within
me? (Psalm 42:5).
It would be easy to think the best leaders are those who have a track record of uninterrupted success. Accepting that as a pressing truth, many leaders feverishly work to cover up failures and magnify their successes.