Did you know that for the average person, 80% of our thoughts are negative? So what can we do to help change that? Well let's take a moment to examine the thoughts you had in the past 24 hours or better yet even in the past hour.
If you have experienced feelings of fear, worry, guilt, frustration, disappointment or self-pity. Know that you are not alone.Wow how draining! These feelings can completely suck the life right out of me. I’m sure you know exactly what I am talking about. I have heard these negative feelings referred to as little sucker demons. They can ruin our whole day!
*The good news is we can change what we think about. The bible reminds us of this importance. It is written, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. This is GOOD NEWS. Let me give you a typical example.
Ok, I'm having a bad week, my car breaks down, someone in my family is sick and things at work just aren't going well and so I'm feeling very depressed. I decide to turn on the TV to find a good movie I can watch, maybe a comedy.I find the movie to be hilarious and before I know it, I'm laughing so hard I got tears running down my face.
What just happened? I decided to change my mind and focus on something else other than my own problems. As a result I didn't stay stuck feeling the way I did earlier.
*You see, we have the power to change our feelings and our thinking. We don't have to settle there. The best news is that when I continue to invite God in my heart and mind, His Power makes all the difference. Unlike the temporary thought process like the television, my mind became more like God’s. We become more like Him. God gives us a way.
*We stay where we settle…let’s not settle.
We want to develop healthy routines in our everyday life so we don't get stuck and find ourselves settling there. Most of us believe that we are being controlled by our feelings and the circumstances that surround us. Although we cannot control the circumstances the good news is we can control how we think.
*Just like watching a funny movie to distract our thoughts from staying depressed, we can invite happy messages from the outside using the many kinds of media available to us on an everyday basis. We need to seek inspiration, filling our mind with good thoughts. You see, Not only will your spirit feel moved from the message, but the image on paintings and posters will leave a deep impression in your mind that will not go dim anytime soon.
I hope you feel inspired to walk away from negative thoughts and reach for your goals!