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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Stop Fighting The Thought

It may surprise you that nowhere in the Bible are we told to ‘resist temptation’. Instead, we
are advised to refocus our attention because resisting a thought never works.

It only intensifies our focus on the wrong thing and strengthens its allure. You are unable to defeat temptation by fighting the feeling of it. 

The more you fight a feeling, the more it consumes and controls you. You strengthen it every time you think it. 

Since temptation always begins with a thought, the quickest way to neutralize its allure is to turn your attention to something else.

Stop fighting the thought, just change the channel of your mind and get interested in another idea.

Thank you The Purpose Driven Life for this extraction of work and critical awareness to move in life.