We each have the ability to create, conquer, or give in to any thought that comes to our mind. And with each one of those abilities there is so much to consider. The mind is a beautiful place when it is filled with the right thoughts because what we think we tend to behave according to those thoughts. So I’m going to ask you this question that I always ask myself, “What are you telling yourself?” Are your thoughts uplifting, do they distract, make you want to keep going or are you telling yourself things that shred confidence? You may have never thought about these questions that I’m asking but it is vital that you do.
Words can influence a person’s progress, and be the very cause of a person making no strides at all. We see words more than anything else in one day and it is our choice what we take in and what we leave on the many screens of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or text. Have you ever thought about how the last words you read made you feel?
I used to believe that no one cared about me, that I was all by myself. No one said any of those words to me but I created them in my mind because it always seemed that way when that wasn’t the truth at all. I created those words and those words stopped me from letting people in who wanted to become a part of my life. I recognized that flaw in my thinking when I invited God into my world and asked Him to help me in every area of my life. When we stop trying to figure it all out and let God be God, He gives us new thoughts. Thoughts that first correct our person then He gives us the right tools in order to help us become better; think better.
If you are the person who has said while reading this, “I just don’t know how to change the way I think.” Then I want you to start with that very thought. When we think we can’t we don’t even look for a way, instead we give in to the way we have been processing which has been hindering so much of our life.
I want you to practice something, it’s something I do daily. When you feel like you are doing too much mentally I want you to STOP, regroup your thoughts then only let those thoughts that are positive or calming in. When we practice gaining control of how we think about real life stuff, we function better and it is in those moments that we will recognize the power that lives within us. The power over our thought life which plays one of the greatest roles in all of our days on this earth.
I want to leave you with this, (Prov 16:3) NKJV reads: Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.
Written By: Frank L. Adams Jr @Jpay.com