Error I: “I don’t need to listen/read quality literature today. I am feeling strong enough to go without it.”

The Amateur Mind
Common Mistakes made by those
who have not yet perfected
the art of fighting against an addiction.

Error I: “I don’t need to listen/read quality literature today. I am feeling strong enough to go without it.”

Every day, multiple times every day, our minds experience hand grenades and cow pies. The dark side throws such ideas over the walls of our minds. He and his soldiers are relentless. Reading and listening to quality literature (preferably inspired literature) does several things for our minds. It strengthens our walls. It functions as a wall. (I almost always listen to the words of prophets, either modern or ancient as I fall asleep and as I wake up. I have observed that Satan likes to attack when I am half asleep in the morning or at night.) Reading and listening adds weapons to our arsenal. Refreshening our minds with these true principles make it easier to fight off the lies that come at us from the Dark Side. It always amazes me when I work with a warrior who tries to get to 12 weeks and beyond without finding a way to read/listen every day. I know of no one who has succeeded for years without reading/listening almost every day. Just do it!

About Maurice W. Harker, LPC

Director of Life Changing Services, Director of Sons of Helaman, Facilitator of the WORTH group, Consultant for the Daughters of Light program.