Satan brings negative circumstances your way so as to discourage you; His aim is to reduce your courage in order to stop you from taking steps towards your goal in life.
Most people that are stagnated today are simply victims of discouragement.
This is why you must know how to keep boosting your courage by encouraging yourself in the Lord.
A time came in the life of David when he would have been overtaken by discouragement but he encouraged himself in the Lord; he boosted his courage.
As a result, he was strengthened to pursue the enemy and recover all that he and his men had lost (1 Samuel 30:1-18).