Good Morning my friends,
Your thoughts are your roadmap to success & freedom.. I’ve believed this for as long as I can remember. Defeat is created in your thoughts.. I use to listen to Zig Ziglar on cassette tapes as I was driving on my floral route selling flowers. He spoke about “stinking thinking”. I once heard Dallas Cowboy Head Coach Jimmy Johnson tell one of his players during a very hot training camp in Austin, “Let the mind control the body not the body control the mind.” Three weeks ago I made the decision to start eating clean.. I was told to start slow and gradually make this lifestyle change over a few months. That kind of made me laugh.. In life when you decide to change you can’t gradually do anything.. When you quit smoking it’s gotta be cold turkey.. When you stop drinking its gotta be done cold turkey. Your chances for long term success is much greater if you draw a line in the sand and turn from it and go in the opposite direction. This is what happens when you come to faith in Christ. You repent of your sins which means to make an abrupt change and then you go in the opposite direction.. That’s how God designed us.. He designed us with the ability to make the decision to control our mind & thoughts, to control our addictions, the choice between right & wrong, the choice to free ourselves from the slave of sin by making the choice to follow Him.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”(1 John 1:9)
Learn to trust God with ALL your thoughts. God knows that some of your thoughts are unconscious & semiconscious.. Those are the ones you’re not not held responsible, however you can direct your conscious thoughts more than you realize. When you start practicing on thinking in certain ways like trusting God or thanking Him, your thoughts become more natural. You will learn to reject your negative & sinful thoughts as soon as they enter your mind. Don’t try to hide them from Him, immediately go into prayer and ask Him to guard your thoughts & mind and then go on your way lightheartedly. The best method of controlling your thoughts is to keep your mind in God’s Presence and your feet on His path of Peace that He has designed for you..
“To shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” (Luke 1:79)
MY CHALLENGE PRAYER FOR YOU.. Choose to control your thoughts..
I hope you have a a WONDERFUL day… Blessing & much love…D
Live your life like its your LAST 24!!!