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“The more you fight a feeling, the more it grabs you.”

A thought by David Jeremiah (2015-04-01) from his book, What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do(p. 54). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Have you come to realize that?
David is taking the time in this book of going through the NT letter of James.It is a very practical letter. Now in this section David is takes us through a problem we all have, the problem of temptation.
Now that sets up this thought.David says, “Instead of resisting, refocus! The more you fight a feeling, the more it grabs you. What you resist tends to persist! Since temptation begins with your inner thoughts, changing your thoughts is the key to victory.”
David quotes Mark McMinn, in his book Dealing with Desires You Can’t Control, who writes, “The key is not eliminating temptation, but managing temptation. For example, pretend you’re on a diet. After you finish your chef salad with low-cal Italian dressing, the waiter returns with a tray of sumptu…