Monday, May 09, 2011

Deafeating Discouragement

In Christian Media we are priviledged to have many people who are passionate, dedicated and really committed.  At the recent CMA Conference, I learnt much.  Some I will share over the next few weeks but the following really spoke to me - I hope it also encourages you.

Discouragement is a 'disease'that affects all humans. 

Causes are:
  • fatigue (tired)
  • frustration (overwhelmed)
  • failure (best laid plans fall apart)
  • fear (what if????)
The Cure?
  • Read Nehemiah Chapter 4 as starting point.
  • Rest your body
  • reorganise your life (you may even be doing the right thing the wrong way)
  • remember God will help you (Matthew 7:7)
  • Resist the discouragement.  We choose to get discouraged.  Fight Back! (Atttitude)
Seven (7) secrets of success from Apostle Paul:
      1. S  Sense of direction (Phil. 3:14)
      2. U Understanding (Phil. 4:12)
      3. C Commitement (Acts 20:24)
      4. C Compassion (1 Cor. 13:2-3)
      5. E Enthusiastic Faith (Phil 4:13)
      6. S Service to others (2 Cor. 12:15)
      7. S Staying Power (2 Cor. 4:8-9)
In the day-to-day operations of your Christian Media ministry, you can become discouraged.  This is hard work, but it's worthwhile work.  Seeing people's lives changed from negative to positive, from despair to hope, failure to fulfillment, this is why we continue to serve our communities with a positive message through the different media sectors.

Be encouraged!

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