An example could be, making a major purchase. You know that you should do proper research on it, but something inside of you is just driven to get that deal completed – now! The ungodly urgency pushes you to buy the item, but after you have done it, you then spend hours (all of a sudden you now have the time to do the research) and scan the internet to see if you could have bought it cheaper. And of course you could have, because you didn’t do your homework properly. You then LOSE HEART because of the loss you suffered.
This is a classic enemy tactic – to create ungodly urgency (an internal drivenness to complete something), and then once you have done what it demands, you see that you rushed in to the decision.
Proverbs 19:2 “Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes”.
Another example of this would be to sell a stock/share. Inside there is a secret fear that no matter what day or hour you sell it, it will be the wrong timing. So you go ahead and sell, because you need the cash. Instead of being happy that you have made the right decision, you then watch the stock for days, weeks or months afterwards. And if it does climb in value (ie. you sold too early), then you LOSE HEART.
Here the enemy is playing on fear of lack – not having enough, as well as a lack of trust in God to provide.
Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”
DO NOT ALLOW THE ENEMY TO MAKE YOU LOSE HEART! THIS IS ONE WAY OF HIM TAKING YOU DOWN.