The discipline of dismay is an essential necessity in the life of discipleship. When the darkness of dismay comes, endure until it is over, because out of it will come that following of Jesus which is an unspeakable joy.
From Mark 10:32: “They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed.”
A disciple is a follower of Christ. That means you take on His priorities as your own. His agenda becomes your agenda. His mission becomes your mission.
From John 12:25-26: “Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves Me must follow Me, and where I am, there will My servant be also. Whoever serves Me, the Father will honor.”