Self-sabotage is a sneaky thing. We often don’t realize we are doing it until after the damage is done. Self-sabotage is anti-faith — a surrender to fear. Self-sabotage is when we give up too early. Self-sabotage is the voice of negativity telling us all the reason why our endeavor won’t work out.
You have to look at all the reasons why it will work out. Not the silly ones we fantasize about. Like winning the lottery. But the realistic ones. Faith is not fantasy. Faith is about finding the truth within you and holding onto it. Even when it seems like the odds are against you.
How do we know the difference between what is realistic and what is fantasy? Fantasy often stirs up emotions, but what’s realistic tends to come from conviction — a realization of the truth. Fantasy is wishful thinking, while truth is a calm assurance.
In fantasies we get carried away with future outcomes, but in reality future outcomes are quite murky — we just know we are on the right path. If you are on the right path, you’ll probably know it. If you have to talk yourself into it, you’re probably not.