Changing Your Way of Thinking

Changing Your Way of Thinking. Keys to victorious faith. Inspirational Blog

We all know about attitudes and have heard even our parents tell us to “change our attitudes” when as children we were misbehaving or having a wrong thought process about a situation. Why did they want us to change our attitudes; because when we change our attitudes, our thinking changes, which results in our way of acting.

It all comes back to our thoughts about a situation. Our way of thinking is where our belief system lies. The Word of God tells us as a man thinks in his heart so is he. As a Christian Life Coach and Bible Teacher I have spoken to many people and it always comes back to their “way” of thinking. No matter what is going on in their lives it boils down to their thought process concerning their lives and the world around them.

What we need to understand is that the spoken words out of our mouths have authority over our thoughts. What we allow to come out of our mouths is what will eventually come to pass. The Word has scriptures about guarding our mouths and watching our tongues, why; because the spoken word is far more powerful than your thoughts! What we SAY is what will happen!

I heard Kenneth Copeland give a wonderful illustration to prove how our words have authority over our thoughts and I want us to do it now. Will you do this easy exercise with me now?

Ok, start counting from one to ten in your mind, do not speak out loud, do it now…… ok, now say your name out loud. What happened? You stopped thinking to speak out loud. Our spoken words will always cause our thoughts to stop!

In this exercise we see we can make some assessments:

One, you decided to do the exercise or maybe you decided not to, either way you made a decision right?

Two, you began to think about counting and controlled your thinking to do as you wanted -and that was to count, or you controlled your thinking not to count if you did not participate, either way you had control of your thinking correct?

Lastly, you spoke out your name because you willed to do it. You wanted to speak it out or again you did not will it at all and did not even participate.

No matter if you participated in the exercise or not- you decided what you were going to do, you controlled your thoughts to do what you wanted and then you chose to control your spoken word by either speaking or not! This is the way in which God has created us. We can decide, we can think, and we can speak and always the spoken word has the authority.

Words are powerful; the Bible tells us over and over to “say to this” or “say to that,” because God knows how He created us, and He knows that our spoken words have power! I have had people tell me they cannot control their thoughts or control what they say. I hear people speaking negative things into their lives daily. They talk about how bad it is or how sick they are or how disobedient their children are or how their spouse is this or that. We have to know our words are powerful. Life and death is in the tongue according to Proverbs 18:21. (You want life, so speak things that are life!)

So how do we change our way of thinking? Well it is easy but let me warn you now it is work. It is as easy as what you have already done- decide, think, and say! Decide what you want, think on what you want, and speak out what you want according to the Word of God. The Bible has an answer for every single problem and situation you face in life. There is not one situation the Bible does not give us an answer to. Our responsibility is to search out the Word of God and find the answer to our situation. Then we must decide that this is what we want, then we must think on that scripture, and we must speak it out! Decide, think, say! We cannot do this just one time and expect it to be done. So many Christians stand on a scripture for one time or maybe even a week and then say “it did not work nothing has changed.” But we are to keep standing! (Hebrews 12:3, Ephesians 6:13-14)

The Word of God works (Isaiah 55:11). It is our responsibility to pray and search out the Scriptures to find the Promise which God has ALREADY given us, then we are to decide it is for us, think on it and make it ours, then most importantly we are to speak it out every day, all day if we have to.

So I challenge you today, no matter what your situation is. If you need healing in your body, peace or joy in your life, prosperity in your finances – no matter what it is God has ALREADY given you a Promise you CAN stand on, find it and decide, think, and say and watch what your Heavenly Father will do for YOU!

{This is an excerpt from my book The Drying Pot; And The Refining Fires Necessary To Become A Vessel Used By God}

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