Men of Iron Podcast

5 Ways to Fight Discouragement & Confusion | EP. 71

 

“Patiently waiting for God to move is not the same thing as passivity.” // Chad Zueck

 

On EP. 71 of the Men of Iron Podcast, we begin our discussion on the “5 Ways to Fight Discouragement & Confusion.” Join Chad on this solo cast as he shares his own story of getting lost in the Shawnee National Forest.

Men, we go through stages of discouragement and confusion, or feeling stuck and powerless in our situation. When we we feel stuck, it goes against our natural wiring as men because we are geared for results. Without results we end up discouraged, and without a path forward we become confused. How can we keep from getting discouraged? Chad breaks down 5 ways to fight discouragement and confusion.

“Patiently waiting for God to move is not the same thing as passivity.” // Chad Zueck

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Takeaways:

  • Story: Getting lost in the Shawnee National Forest, Southern Illinois
  • Confusion- where do you go? What did we do?
  • Discouragement- will we ever get out of here?
  • Relief- That feeling that we will make it!
  • This is a metaphor for the way we often feel/think as men. Discouraged/Confused/Stuck/Powerless
  • Men, when we we feel stuck, it goes against our natural wiring as men because we are geared for results
  • Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (NIV84)
  • “If a sailor doesn’t know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable.” // Seneca
  • 5 Ways to keep from getting discouraged and confused:
    • Find the Wind
    • Build a Sail
    • Ride the Waves
    • Enjoy Your Crew
    • Know Your Port