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As a Man Thinketh……………………

 

We are not what we eat…………………we are what we think.                                  Proverbs 3:17…For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

How powerful is the human mind?  More powerful than we can begin to imagine.  Our very thoughts will chart a course and take us to a destiny without us even being aware.  How does this happen you ask?  It is simple, what ever you allow to dwell in your mind, will eventually play itself out in your life.  For instance, if you spend a portion of the time allowing negative self talk to dominate your subconscious mind, you will make poor decisions and choices for yourself based on that diminished perception of yourself.  Furthermore, the negative things we think about attract negative towards us.  There is negative polarity in negative thoughts.

I just heard a staggering statistic.  We have an average of over 90,000 thoughts per day…….over 50,000 of them are the same thoughts we had yesterday.  Wow, no wonder we are stuck in a rut, living the same day and having the same outcome over and over.  Want to change your life?  Change what is going on between your ears.  Whenever you find yourself involved in negative self talk, consciously replace those with positive and affirming thoughts.  Take time to write down your affirmations.  Write down POSITIVE I am statements and repeat often.  They can be things that you desire for yourself that are not yet manifested in your life.

While going through chemotherapy I practiced this constantly.  It would have been natural and easy to sit in the chem o chair and say to myself…..Oh my God, they are poisoning me.  I feel sick, I feel the life draining out of me.  Instead I practiced affirmations to say when these negative thoughts tried to dominate my mind.  I would repeat over and over…..I am HEALTHY, I am LOVED, I am STRONG, I am WORTHY etc.  I filled my mind with these thoughts and let my mind dwell on these things.  Consequently, I spoke in faith what my hearts desire was in that moment of weakness and it helped me immensely.

Philipians 4:8 says:  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

There is much healing in focusing on the positive things.  I attribute much of my wonderful new life to the practice of focusing on what is GOOD.  Try it………..you really only have a rut to lose!!

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