A good part of the Bible is about helping us reframe the way we look at life. One of the best biblical terms for this is transformation — the idea that God changes us from the inside out.
- Matthew 5:11 … Jesus reframes persecution. We are “blessed” when other persecute us on account of our faith.
- James 1:2 … James reframes trials. We are to consider it “pure joy” when we face trials that test our faith.
- 1 Corinthians 15:54 … Paul reframes death. Death is not the final answer — it has been swallowed up in victory.
Is it possible that God allows us to face discouragement because we have the opportunity to emerge from it a stronger leader? Absolutely!
For leaders, the question isn’t will I face times of discouragement? The question is: what kind of leader will I be when I face discouragement?