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The purpose of the Tip of the Week is to provide weekly insight for Pastor’s and Men’s Leaders into the Biblical Design for Men, Issues Facing Men, and How to Build an Engaging Relationship with men that results in Authentic, Biblical manhood. We provide this insight because every man and every church deserves an environment for an engaging Ministry with Men.

Overcoming Barriers Men Face: Discouragement

by | Jul 6, 2022

Big Idea: Discouragement

Discouragement is a common emotion men face from time to time. Men love to be fixers, yet there are some things we cannot fix.  How do we handle the discouragement that may come with running into a brick wall from time to time?

Discouragement can come from a variety of sources:  unmet expectations, fear, harsh treatment, tragedy, and the enemy, to name a few.

What do we do when it appears?

  • Don’t isolate – when we are discouraged, we tend to isolate, yet that exacerbates the situation.
  • Anchor in God and His Word – the Bible tells the truth about you as a child of God.
  • Starve your discouragement – it is so easy to get fixated on the challenges we are facing and never move to solutions for any number of reasons.

  Psalm 41:10do not be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

The next time your face discouragement, what will be your first step in getting in a position where you can overcome it?

Related Resource

Additional content found in the book Overcoming Barriers Men Face by Dr. Jim Grassi.