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To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame

Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
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The best thing for me in that time was to rediscover God’s great love for me. With that knowledge in tow, I knew I was ready to give myself that much needed pep talk with the voice of Christ. I could speak my true identity to myself, reminding myself just how deeply loved I am. Since then, I have felt more peace and less stress than I have in a long time. My flame of faith went from a small, glowing ember, to, once again, a hot-burning flame.

Linda A. Wurzbacher is lead pastor of Blessed Hope Community Church in Rochester, New York.

May30, 2017 at 10:38 AM

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