February 16, 2016
Faith and Doubt
A positive and a negative. You can't have both successfully. Where there is true faith, you cannot allow a seed of doubt to creep in. Easier said than done, but if you think about it, you know it's true. If you let the dark shade of doubt to color your faith you'll wind up with all darkness.
Let me explain this by associating it with acrylic painting. Think of Doubt as the color black and Faith as the color white, or any other color. If you are painting a pretty sunset, and you're using the color yellow (faith) you have a nice bright, cheery color. You add just a teeny, tiny bit of black, and that black (doubt) will start to overpower your peaceful yellow in an instant. It doesn't take much for this to happen. In painting, I've found that black is one of the strongest colors and less is more!
So whenever you're feeling up, happy, and positive, you have a lot of faith in your life. It doesn't take much doubt to turn that feeling around! So, whenever you feel doubt creeping in, you need to turn up the volume on your faith and stop that doubt in its tracks. Otherwise, instead of a bright sunny day, you're going to have a black canvas. Black canvases can be covered with bright colors, so all is not lost!
In the words of Jon Bon Jovi... KEEP THE FAITH!