"...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." (Philippians 4:8b) NLT
In the last blog article we talked about the need to control our tongue. As part of that, I brought out the fact that, the only way to control our TONGUE was to control our THOUGHTS.
You control your thoughts by deciding what you ALLOW in your mind!
That's right...what YOU allow.
Now, I understand that sometimes things get in that we don't want to have in our mind but, for the most part, we can keep those kinds of thoughts out. Even if an unwanted thought sneaks in, we can OVERCOME and OVERWHELM that particular thought with positive thoughts and positive thinking.
YOU are in charge of what is in there (your mind). YOU!
Become "top-notch serious" about defending that space between your ears, friend, and see what happens.
Control your thoughts and you control your words. Control your words and you control your relationships. You control your relationships and you control your world.
I understand that some of you may be thinking that you cannot control all of your relationships. I'll give you that because it is a struggle to even know what relationships are actually good for you. So, yeah, I get that.
Too, don't take the word "control" and apply it in an incorrect way. I'm not talking about "making" people do what you want or be what you want.
I DO mean that you have the ability to - over time - have a positive influence over ALL of your relationships if you stick with it. Some will take longer and some won't take long at all.
What are you allowing in your mind? Look at the graphic and also notice the scripture beneath the graphic. They are both very similar in what they say. Now, be honest with yourself and do a quick check to see how many of those things listed you actually think about very often.
Replace the drama, the stress and the negativity with more thoughts of kindnes, being honorable and inspiring. Don't you wish everyone that you know would do that as well?
Let it start with you...let it start with you.
Think about it.
And, as you do so, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"