Hebrews 12:3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
It is easy to become weary and to become discouraged. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ, Satan will do all he can to discourage us. The battle takes place in the mind and this is why studying God’s word daily is so important.
The word of God is called the sword of the Spirit because it cuts through every lie of the enemy. When we diligently study God’s word our minds and hearts will be transformed. The truth of God’s word will cut through every lie of the enemy.
The struggle for many new Christians is that when they come to Christ they still have the same old lies in their heads. For their minds to be transformed and set free the lies of the enemy must be replaced with the truth of God’s word. We cannot give up and throw in the towel because of discouragement. We need to fix our eyes upon Jesus and draw near to Him. He will strengthen us for all things. But the key is we must draw near.