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You Are What You Think

02/01/2013 14:54

Every year on January 1, we all make New Year resolutions that we are going to work on our attitudes. We vow this year is going to be different.Things are going to change! But at the end of the year on December 31, we have the same attitudes, nothing is different and nothing has changed.

To change your life, you must change the way you think. Change must start from the inside out.  The Word tells in Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” You are what you think.  If you think have a bad attitude, then you have a bad attitude. If you think you will never make, then you will never make. If you think you are going to fail, then you will fail.

What you choose to believe is what you will receive. The reason why things haven’t changed in your life is because your mind hasn’t changed.  You can’t have a negative mindset and then wonder why you haven’t seen in any positive changes in your life.

You have to change you way think. You have to think positive. You have to see the changes in your mind before they manifest in your life. So from now on stop thinking so negatively all the time. Remember you are what you think. If you mind is constantly filled with negatives thoughts like…I can’t…I won’t…it will never happen… then you will never see progress in your life.

What we internalize is what we tend to verbalize.  Luke 6:24 says, “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” That is the New Translation Version of that scripture but the King James Version says simply says, “for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

If you think negative thoughts, you will speak negative words. If you think positive thoughts, you will speak positive words. Simple correlation. Our words hold power. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Many of us have killed our own dreams and visions with the words we have spoken. I will never start my own business. I can’t start my own ministry. Nobody will support me. Statements like that are the reasons why you haven’t started your own business or ministry. It is the reason why people haven’t supported you.

You have to believe in yourself before anyone else will. Again, let me reiterate what you believe is what you will receive. So start working on what you think. Romans 12:12 says, “but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

God has a purpose for your life. He has a plan. And if you develop a relationship with him, he will help you change the way you think and your life. But the part you play is renewing your mind daily. Every day when you wake up speak positive affirmations about yourself. Start your day by thinking positive thoughts and speaking them aloud. There is a song I like to listen in the mornings before I go to work that inspires and motivates to think positive. It is called “Light the Universe” by Vivian Green.  The lyrics say, “I am special, I am gorgeous, I am chosen, yes I know it And I…yes, I can light the whole universe...I am different, I have purpose…I am brilliant, yes I feel it…And I…yes, I can light the whole universe.”

In addition to thinking positive, surround yourself with positive people.  People who will motivate you, encourage you, inspire you, challenge you to a better you. You will never shake your negative mindset hanging around negative people. They will continuously reinforce the negative attitudes, thoughts, and ideas you are trying to get away from. Remember a negative and positive still equals a negative.   So cut those negative people out of your life!

So I want to encourage you like Paul encouraged the Philippians in 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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