Blessings #161 – Coincidences?

Before I went to bed last night I was thoroughly discouraged.

BorrowdaleThere’s quite a rant in my journal.

Sue and I had a chat about it which made me feel a bit better, but I was still down.

This morning I went out on my walk (because I was working from home), put on my iPod and chose a podcast to listen to. I didn’t notice the title of the talk, I picked it because of who was speaking.

Within 5 minutes I realised that today was the day to be listening to this talk. It was a talk on, yes you’ve guessed it discouragement.

The speaker spoke of three areas where we get discouraged:

  • By looking at how things used to be.
  • By looking at how things are in other places.
  • By comparing yourself to how others are doing.

Ah, that would be me then.

He then went on to talk about how this kind of discouragement was destructive and how to combat it. Just what I needed.

It’s funny how coincidences happen when we pray.

3 thoughts on “Blessings #161 – Coincidences?”

  1. Hi Graham, I have been struggling a bit with discouragement today with an issue I’m grappling with at church, can you send the link to the podcast through? Comparisons suck, I wish I didn’t do it, I know I can get bigger.

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