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Monday Mottoes – #242

There is good in the world and there is evil. I realize that this worldview does not gain widespread adherents, but there’s no other explanation for inexplicable events. What else would motivate heinous crimes? Why do bad things happen to good people? How does a small child come down with an incurable disease?

These are headline issues that grab our attention.

For most of us, there are probably more insidious evil issues at work in our daily lives. Take, for instance, the matter of discouragement which can derail all but the most hale and hearty. Positivity takes effort, sometimes massive amounts of it, particularly if disappointment has hit you like wave after wave on the seashore.

You need to encourage yourself and protect your mind from festering negative emotions. When  given time and mental attention, emotions tend to grow at an exponential rate. They multiply. But you can change that.

Which brings us to today’s quote:

“Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.” ~ Charles Stanley

Yep, that would be the devil. The adversary of our soul. Why are so many discouraged about their job, their mate, their finances, their health, their life? Sure, there are natural reasons for boredom and/or the feeling of being beaten-down, but also recognize: you are under attack.

Greater is He that’s within you. Call on God. Rise above all discouragement and disappointment. I’ve heard it said that today is a gift, and that’s why we call it the present.

Today is your day— happy Monday, everyone!


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