If ever tempted to feel discouraged, listen less to material sense, and more to spiritual reasoning.
Discouragement comes into the human experience through the physical senses and can be defeated by listening more faithfully to spiritual sense.
If one is inclined to size up his prospects for supply through what he can measure financially, he may get discouraged if there is no money in the bank. But if one reasons out properly that supply flows abundantly from God and is ever-present, he will see supply where he never thought supply was possible, and his financial needs will be met.
If one measures health according to what he can see in the physical body, he may get discouraged if his “numbers are off,” according to a medical diagnosis. But if he understands health to be a permanent and spiritual part of being, and that God regulates and governs his state of health to stay perfect at all times, what appeared to be wrong, will vanish.
Discouragement is not necessary.
When listening to spiritual sense, and reasoning out from the spiritual facts of being, you’ll find reasons to be encouraged!
Live a life of encouragement. It’s a choice you can make. God is with you to master any challenge you face and to keep you moving down a path of progress.
“When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress. The struggle for Truth makes one strong instead of weak, resting instead of wearying one” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 426.