Discouraged means to make someone feel less confident, enthusiastic, and positive about something, or less willing to do something
Many believers are giving up on God because many are serving God based on contract and not in truth and in deed.
Don’t question God question yourself; don’t blame God blame yourself. God has integrity. Everyone is responsible for the outcome of his/her life.
Numbers 23:19 KJV
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
*Reasons not to be discouraged*
(1). God is always at present – Many are sincere but only few are sensitive.
The lack of the consciousness of God’s presence is the major cause of discouragement.
Many are victims of ignorance more than anything else.
Matthew 28:20 KJV
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Gehazi was almost paralyzed with fear when the Syrian army came to arrest Elisha. But when his eyes popped open He could see the angels of God that encamped them, he was at rest.
Seeing into the realm of the spirit will always confer rest in the life of a believer.
(2). The future is great – that ugly situation is not going to remain like that forever. There is always a light at the end of a tunnel.
There is no weeping that is permitted to go beyond a night. Where you are is smaller than where God is taking you to.
Psalm 30:5 KJV
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Habakkuk 2:3 KJV
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
(3). Complains and worries will never move God – understand this truth, God is only moved by our faith.
Hannah was fretted and worried. Until she put a seal on her request, went home rejoicing her desire was not in view.
God hates Murmurers and grumblers. These category of people are programmed for destruction.
1 Corinthians 10:10 KJV
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Philippians 2:14 KJV
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Murmurings will further mess up your situations while complains will further complicate your matters.
(4). Continuity is the golden rule – Continuous, tireless and unrepentant obedience are the hallmarks of a true believer.
James 1:25 KJV
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Both in dry and raining seasons you must continue in your covenant walk with God. You must remain committed to His instructions. That’s the way it works. It works like fire!
Your tomorrow is determined by the level of your obedience today. (Phil.2:7-10)
Habakkuk 3:17-18 KJV
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:  Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Finally, God is not a taskmaster, He is a paymaster. God does not use people; He blesses people.
Psalm 126:5-6 KJV
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.  He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him .