I found this little saying that you see in the graphic several times when considering what graphic to use for this article. Whoever "unknown" is or was definitely had a handle on the importance of our thoughts.
I plan for this article and the accompanying podcast to be the last of the discussion that I've been sharing with you based on thoughts from James Allen's book, "As A Man Thinketh".
Just as I did in the last article I want to share a short excerpt from one of the chapters in the book entitled, "Effects of Thoughts on Circumstances":
"A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intellectually cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind."
When you read the above paragraph you see that Mr. Allen points out that you can either cultivate, which requires action, or allow it (your mind/garden) to "run wild", which requires NO action at all. Weeding ANY garden (physically or mentally) requires diligence and consistency!
If you read my blog articles a few weeks back talking about planting seed and growing a plant of any kind then you know that this is one thing that I discussed in depth. Just because you got the plant to grow doesn't mean that your work is done! You must continue to work just as, in this case, you must continue to "cultivate" or "weed" the negative thoughts out of your mind.
You even find a similar discussion about the importance of our thoughts in the Bible in the verse listed below written by the Apostle Paul:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, 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." (Philippians 4: 7-9)
Think on THESE things!
Remember the shortened version of last week's message: Your THOUGHTS are your DESTINY!
No longer believe the lie that you cannot control your thoughts and/or what you say. Again, that is a LIE and it is one that too many people believe and use as an excuse to allow their "garden" (their mind) to "run wild".
You are better than that and you have more determination and discipline for this to be true of you, right?
OF COURSE I'M RIGHT!
Now YOU must believe this for yourself and take ACTION today, tomorrow and each and every day that you breathe!
And as you take on this noble and necessary task, always be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"