"We become what we think about." Earl Nightingale
How much of your time do you allow negative thoughts to control your mind, emotions, and day? How much time do you find that you're spending thinking about what you cannot do, or won't be able to do? How much time do you spend thinking about everything that will go wrong, or could go wrong?
Compare that with how much time you spend planning to ensure things go the way they are supposed to, and creating a plan in case that plan goes awry. Then compare that with what you say about yourself and your life.
I have learned that the thoughts we focus on most are usually what occurs. Perhaps, not exactly as we think about them, but definitely in terms of the energy. If we exert our thoughts on negative scenarios, behaviors, and attitudes that is usually the outcome we receive. However, if we focus on positive thoughts and extending that positive attitude to positive actions, we're generally going to be happy about the results.
We were not created to focus on the negative aspects of life, nor for those things to be made manifest in our lives. Scripture even tells us that the Lord's thoughts towards us are positive and good. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11
More often than not I would find myself praying for something good to happen, and then turn around and worry about the alternatives. I was defeating the purpose of my prayer and not trusting the Lord. Almighty God is willing to bless you with those things that you pray for in alignment with His will. You simply must be like a child and believe. They believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, and they typically receive good things because of their belief (faith).
Now if they can receive what they want, imagine yourself for a minute. You serve the One True Living God who holds the world in the palm of His hands. Now if you are asking for things in His will, don't you think He'll bless you, too? Sweetheart, he has the power to blow your mind above all you can even begin to imagine! It simply takes faith. Kick those negative thoughts to the curb and believe. "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." Matthew 21:22
If you're facing a tough obstacle and you're unsure how to overcome it, simply remember that He has already given you the strength to do all things in Him. Philippians 4:13. If you stop thinking about what you cannot do, and focus on what you can do in His power, nothing will be too hard. You will arrive at a place where you're able to look back over your life, and realize how much good came your way when you trusted Him.
Turn your thoughts towards the goals you want to accomplish in life. Then start creating a plan and taking steps towards achieving those goals. Celebrate the small milestones along the way. It will encourage you to push further, work harder, and reach higher than you ever have.
If you're not satisfied with the person you have become in life you can change that. Don't allow others' negative opinions about you to foster a poor character inside of you. Change the negative aspects, by focusing on what's good, and changing what is not so good. Believing that you can become a better person, speaking those positive affirmations in your life daily, will enable you to change your attitude, outlook, and behaviors. Speak life into your life. "Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:21
Live life victoriously empowered and always winning simply by changing your thoughts and the words you speak. And believe in Him, because He believes in you! #speaklife #MMM
It's been another Motivational Monday Moment with Chelle Ramsey! Have a blessed and highly favored week.
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