Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fighting against discouragement

"Most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself rather than talking to yourself."
- Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones, (Spiritual Depression, It's Cause and Cure).

I have not read this book but I really agree with this statement. A lot of times when we let our minds just wander about a particular subject of incident it tends to go the negative route and think of the worst case scenarios. The Bible warns us regarding this in Philippians 4:8 and tell us to think on ".....whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable....".

So as you begin you week, here is just a reminder on what to think about. Don't allow your mind to let you down a negative and depressing path. Talk to yourself! Encourage yourself if you need to! Even King David had to do it!

Its a choice. Are you going to listen to yourself or are you going to talk to yourself?

Have a wonderful week!