Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7
I like this Van Gogh quote for its added intention when it comes to not listening to discouragement.
We hear the words of doubt often and we know shame and doubt are not from God. James 4:7 speaks truth with little room for confusion over not keeping company with darkness. Resisting darkness can be done in many ways like avoiding temptation or filling your mind with goodness and light so you do not fall prey to negativity, doubt, or despair.
Van Gogh’s quote inspires us to go just a bit further. Sometimes removing ourself from the destruction of a negative person, for example, isn’t enough because we let their words linger in our subconscious.
Van Gogh battled with his own pain and this idea of doing more than not listening to doubt is an example of resisting darkness at a great level—First resist, then prove it wrong.
Tonight, as you head to bed consider any thoughts of doubt that have been sitting in your sub-conscience. Give them AWAY once and for all. Then, go surprise yourself by calling on Gods Almighty for help as you take your first step toward accomplishing the impossible.
Faith Infused Living… Reaching Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN, Author of Awaking the Living Legacy