185Doubt will leave us only when we feel that we are destined to do something for God. We get tremendous power from the word “destined”. This word brings boundless courage to the fore. Even if somebody is weak by nature, if someone says that he is destined to work for God, then immediately, from the inner world, heroism comes forward. He will fight against any obstruction with a strength and inner determination that will surprise him. Obstruction may come to him in the form of impurity, obscurity, jealousy, fear and doubt, but the word “destined” will smash the pride of all the negative forces. Anything that is undivine will have to surrender to this word. So if we have the kind of inner and outer conviction that tells us we are destined to serve God, then the goal can unmistakably be reached.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975