As a man thinks in his heart; so is he Proverb 23:7
As human beings, sometimes we get carried away with our thoughts. We plan things in our minds, which later become part of us.
Every action we take is orchestrated by our thoughts. What we think about forms the foundation of who we become.
That is why it is imperative that we are mindful of our thoughts, especially when we are alone. Because what we think about constantly, has the ability to form who we become.
We are defined by our thoughts and our thoughts become our actions and our actions become our behaviours and our behaviours become who we really are.
Don’t you find it strange when someone says don’t judge me by my actions……. well if we don’t judge you by your actions then what are we supposed to judge you by??
It is funny because our actions reflects who we are. A child behaves like a child because that is who she/he is.
You can not act in one way and be another way. Your actions define who you are.
Men imagine a thought can be kept in secret but it can not; It rapidly crystallises into a habit and solidifies into circumstances.”
This quote is so true, because what you dwell on becomes your reality. If you are someone who is always putting yourself down, you will soon see the manifestation of your own words in your life.
The power of positive thinking
As I have stated earlier, the mind is a very powerful tool so if you don’t learn to train it to think positive thinking over your life, you will be defeated by it.
For example, if you focus too much on defeat, you will only experience defeat in your life.
I am sure you have experienced a moment in your life when you had to do exams but your thoughts kept reminding you how incapable and dumb you are. When you got to the exam room, even though you have studied very hard you had a blackout, which resulted in you forgetting t everything and ended up failing the exam.
So if you want to be successful in life, have a better thoughts.
You want to have a better life in general, have a better thoughts.
You want to have a new life, have a new way of thinking.
Frankly speaking, the problems some of us have are not spiritual, or bad luck or lack of support…
Most of us, our biggest enemy is our way of thinking. When you continuously imagine the worst things happening to you, you create it into existence.
You reap what you sow.
If you plant an apple seed, you will get apple. The same way if you plant positive and productive thinking, you will reap a happy and positive life.
Our current state of life, is as a result of our yesterday’s thoughts.
Therefore, if you wish to see self-improvement in your life, then you have got to start by changing the way you think.
Start feeding your mind with positive thoughts. Because the mind is like the body, if you feed it fat, you will get fat in return.
Feed you mind with Good and Godly thoughts
Proverb 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart; so is he
This verse reminds us to feed our minds with good thinking.
To be able to have Godly thoughts, you need to establish an intimate relationship with God whereby you are able to go to Him whenever bad thoughts creep into your mind. Talk to God about your thoughts and pray to Him to help you stay focussed on Him.
The thing is, God wants us to have better lives so in order for us to do so, we need to fill our thoughts with His word.
Things to do when you start getting negative thoughts
- Whenever bad thoughts enter your mind, just pick a verse in the bible and focus on it. Repeat the words over and over until you regain consciousness.
- Train your mind by surrounding yourself with people who think positive thoughts.
- Avoid people and things that put you down or make you think negative thoughts.
- Read positive books.
- Every day before you get out of bed, tell yourself how amazing your day is going to be.
- Think about all the positive things you want to achieve in the day.
- Confide in someone you can trust and share your thoughts with them.
I’m aware there are some things in life that we have no control over. However, if you are faced with a circumstance you have no control over yet you would like for it to change, then figure out a different way of thinking about it.
Speak life and repeat positive words to yourself.
Always remember that good thoughts produces good fruit and bad thoughts produces bad fruits.
So if you want to succeed in life then change the way you think.
“if you want to change your world, change your thoughts”
Norman Vincent Peale
You must pay attention to your thoughts and learn to feed it with happy, and exciting things.
You are loved.
By Felicite Abouadje