How often we condemn ourselves with our own thinking; thinking such things as: “you did it again!” “You will never change” “you call yourself a Christian and act like that”. We allow our own thought process to analyse a situation and then accept that thought repetitively until it becomes a part of who we are. This is good or bad depending on the thought and the outcome. Our brain has the incredible capability of transforming into whatever repetitive information we fill it with.
Our brain is so complex that scientists are only beginning to understand its functioning process in recent years, and this is only the physical areas of the brain! Imagine all the electrical circuits and other aspects that make this incredible living computer. This processor is what downloads our thoughts or discards them, depending on what we accept or not.
God knows the power of thinking and how thoughts can transform the life of a person. Everything once began with a thought, all the clothes you wear, accessories you have, the house you live in or the phone you are holding. Someone one thought of this creation idea and then made it happen . Sadly the same process has created killers, thief’s and brought chaos to societies around the world. Thoughts untamed eventually bring ruin because sooner or later a person will act what they think unless the thinking changes.
I remember my drug days and how my thoughts were wild when the drugs were wearing off. Sometimes the thoughts were so vile I used to scare myself, for years this went on until the Lord rescued me! Thank God I never acted on the vilest thoughts or though I came close to it, our thoughts have power that we won’t realise until the thought becomes a reality or unless God teaches us our thinking power.
Think with a purpose! Many people think without thinking about what they are thinking about and end up living with a wild mind. If you think something like: “I can do this” “it doesn’t matter what people say I will still do my best” I am strong, I am smart, I am loved…” If we think like this everyday then eventually our brains will place these thoughts into a deeper part of our brain for long lasting memory, this means this thought becomes a part of who we are.
This is why God calls us to meditate on his word:
Let his word be your thoughts and his word will become your life.
Romans 12:2 do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (thinking good things). Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Prayer: Lord of heaven and earth, teach me to think with a purpose, teach me to trust in the power of your word and mediate day and night on your word. Let my life be transformed so I may know your will for my life. All glory be to you. In Jesus name amen.
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Be transformed friends!
Love and God bless