God can change my thinking!!!
Since I was raised in an atmosphere of total negativity, I became a negative person. I was convinced that nothing good could ever happened to me & that God couldn't possibly love me! My glass was always half empty! I saw myself as fat & ugly, way to tall (5'9"), and unloveable!! My thoughts & feelings were my reality.
Romans 12:2 speaks directly to me & other like me. Read it slowly, "...let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think." First of all, I have to LET God transform (change, make new, bring something better into being) me. God isn't going to force me or you to change! It's our choice. Now, when I'm willing to allow God to work in me to change me into something better, The Word says He brings this change in us BY CHANGING THE WAY I THINK!!! There's a huge message right there for every Christian !!
God lets me know right off the bat, that my thinking is wrong!! Any thoughts I have that do not line up with the word of God are "wrong thoughts"!!! God doesn't have pity parties, or self condemnation sessions! God continuously encourages us ; reminding us if who we are in Him!! He tells us to live in joy, love & peace!! He absolutely doesn't want me depressed & hopeless! God has good things planned for me! He sees beauty, talent & all He knows I can achieve!!
Being plagued with negative thoughts can be changed! I don't have to live in depression & defeat! When negative thoughts enter my mind, I must let God remind me that I don't have to think like that! To move those thoughts out of my mind, daily thoughts, & life, I can count all the blessings He has given me! Ask The Lord to make you aware when negative thoughts begin to flow into your mind. Then, immediately begin to thank Him for every blessing you can name! I can hear, see, walk, talk, my health, children, my marriage, job,.....as I begin to "catch" my wrong thinking & begin praising Him, those thoughts are pushed out ! Each time that I do this, it becomes easier to do! In time, I find those thoughts don't enter my head as much as they use too!! Life becomes happier, Gods will for me is clearer, & good things are happening all around me!
Anything worthwhile doesn't happen over night. It takes time & effort. But rest assured, if you LET GOD TRANSFORM YOU BY CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK , His blessings will begin to flow more freely through you & to you!
Lord, make me immediately aware when wrong thoughts begging to surge into my mind! Remind me to stop, & begin thanking you for all the blessings you've given me. Fill my mind with love, peace, & knowledge of how you see me! Transform me Lord by changing the way I think!!
Created 8 months ago