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What You Think On Matters

What You Think On matter

We have all heard that we are what we eat and though this is true concerning our health, as importantly, we are what we think on! Proverbs 23:7 tells us plainly, “For as [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he.”

One of the most important things we do is to think. And our thinking happens without our even willing it to. Our thinking can be profitable or futile. We are, or at least we should be, masters of our thoughts. We can think on the good or we can think on the bad; the choice is ours. But we cannot think both good and bad thoughts simultaneously anymore than we can travel east and west at the same time. We have to choose carefully what to think. According to Philippians 4:8 we are to have our thoughts on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy!

It’s true that thinking on the good in your current storm does take work. In fact it has been said, “To think truth regardless of appearance is laborious and requires the expenditure of more power than any other work a person has to perform.” But the key is – it can be done!

2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us how to get our thoughts where they are to be by casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Simply, we check every thought against what God’s Word says. There is power that comes from focus. If you can just put your thoughts on what God wants us to think on and give your mind to God in such a way that He can use it, it will be amazing what He will do! You will have to endure some storms in life and some disappointments along the way, but even storms and disappointments have the power to change your life, if you can make sure your thinking is right in the process!

There was a poem written about two men who were in prison. Two of the most important lines of that poem go like this:

Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw the stars.

As a man thinks in his heart so is he. You can live with the mud of wrong thinking in your situation or can look differently at your situation and see the “stars”! Focus on what God promises in his Word instead of what is warring around you!

{Need more help on getting your thoughts lined up with God’s Word, read my book, “Help! I’m Alone With My Mind; A Guide To Having Victory Over Your Thoughts” 

How Do You Talk To Yourself?

How Do You Talk To Yourself? Keys to victorious faith. Inspirational BlogHow do you talk to yourself?

Do you use the words “can’t”, “won’t”, “don’t need to”, “why try?”  Many people do.

Do you find that what you say to yourself turns out to be true? Why is this?

You see your brain is like a computer that you feed each day. It
doesn’t always know what’s real or not unless you tell it.

Example: If someone you love has hurt you, you may tell yourself that all people who love you will probably hurt you too.

Your brain just files this information for reference, its data, little zeroes and ones and no column that asks “true or not true?” Now your brain thinks, based on what you told it, that everyone you’ll ever love will hurt you.

How do you think you will respond the next time you get hurt?

Right!!

Now, what if we instead told our brain:

“Okay this person ripped my heart out – but that’s only one person.
I’m lovable and have many loving people in my life who are not out to hurt me. I know that the right people are coming into my life all the time. If someone hurts me, I will forgive them and bless them on their way.”

Words can be empowering.

I can
I love to
I want to
I will
I must
I am
We can reach a new level of living, if we feed ourselves empowering words and practice saying them until they become a habit.

I know first hand that it takes time.

And I also know that it’s worth it.

Use Empowering Words When You Talk to Yourself
{Whether you are speaking out loud or silently}

Try it for a week.

Catch yourself saying, “I can’t”, when you don’t really mean it and instead try, “I can”, and see how you think and feel about yourself.

Remember, the words you use to empower yourself will have a lasting effect, only if you practice them and they become a habit {an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed
until it has become almost involuntary}.

They say it takes at least 28 days to develop a habit. After a week, you will see that it becomes easier. It’s a mindset and you can control your thoughts. Be proactive and not reactive – give yourself some good words.

{From Motivating Moments}

Is this biblical you ask? They Word of God says,As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7. What you think about yourself and how  you talk about yourself is exactly who you will become – think about it! God made you wonderfully and fearfully {Psalm 139:14}! You deserve to talk about yourself as God would talk about you, and He would only talk good things about you! He made you because He loves you!

{Need more help? Help! I’m Alone with My Mind; A Guide To Gaining Victory Over Your Thoughts}