I have another think coming!
How fitting is it that the first chapter of the book I am going through with my Sunday School children, as well as, the teaching I am exposed to by my way of my Pastor Juanita Gibbs has inspired this post today.
Your thoughts create your reality! For what you think and meditate on will flow from the abundance of your heart and out of your mouth. Thus, creating the reality in which you live in currently. Life and death is the power of your tongue! But, it all begins with watching your thoughts for they are seeds in the Garden of your soul. -Juanita Gibbs
If I am not careful with watching and guarding my thoughts I can make myself believe with no effort that everyone is against me and that I am strange, wierd, unacceptable, and an outcast due to the contents of my soul.
What has to happen as it has been spoken that I need a deeply rooted and firm trust in God! Humanity will fail us, but God never will.
There are time I will recap in my mind every detail of something a converstation that happened, an argument, and encounter at work, something that happened at a store. Going back over what I did, how I was, what I said.
Did I offend?
Did they offend?
Was I too exuberant about something?
Was I not exuberant enough?
Did I express care and love?
Did they to me and I didn’t reciprocate?
All these things have consumed my mind for so long they just happen on their own.
I have had to come to a place of when they begin to stop them. But how do I stop them? First I have had to become aware when they happen! Am I perfect in it? No! Never will be as its a daily management of self that must take place!
Then I have to trust God that maybe the way I took in what was done or said was not meant in the way I took it in. Acknowledging my wounds within and not letting them have the power to continue to run my life as they have for so long.
Once this happens, I must take every ounce of care to the Lord. As pastor says that in the amplified of 1 Peter 5:7 we are instructed to cast the whole of our care on God.
I must let go of the care that came on me and sometimes heavily to the one who can take care of them for in my weakness He is made strong within me.
The journey of learning to capture my thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) has not been an easy one, but its worth the work to put in and begin to see my life and reality change slowly over time.
~Love Life~Live Life~😍