Monday, January 21, 2013

Our Thoughts Control Our Lives

Philippians 4:8 -- “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
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When I was a new Christian, I had very negative thoughts. The worst part is, I didn’t even realize it. I was now a disciple of Christ, my life was suppose to be better. In some ways, it was better; however, in a lot of ways, it was exactly the same.

Honestly, it took awhile for me to understand what God was telling me. I needed to think things that were honorable and lovely instead of degrading and cynical. I began to purposefully think positively and spoke those things out loud over my life. I am good at my job, I can talk to new people without feeling self-conscious, I am beautiful and smart and will prosper.

Now, I can live in joy because I know God is behind me. I no longer constantly look down on myself or think I am not good enough. It doesn’t happen overnight -- it took me years and there are times when I am still weak. But now I can see the negativity and I know God waiting to lift me up when I think and speak things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Dear Lord,
This is a world full of negative thinking, help me to rise above it and walk closer with You. Open my eyes and show me how to think things that are true, pure and admirable.

2 comments:

  1. I also need help letting go of negative thoughts. Truly a challenge above myself.

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    1. It has taken me years to rise above negative thoughts, and I still slip up sometimes. I couldn't have done any of it without God. The way He can change us for the better is remarkable, a true miracle. I pray for release of your negative thoughts! God Bless You!

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