Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What Are You Thinking? By SUSAN HARRIS

“Everything is created twice, first mentally, then physically.” (Stephen Covey)

Whether consciously or unconsciously, our thoughts become our reality. Ideas first exist in the mind before they are translated to practicality. Therefore guarding our thinking, sowing healthy thoughts in new directions, are key to overcoming strongholds. Many see the negativity around (or in) them as permanent with no ability to change. But ironically, that becomes a truth because it is the thinking pattern – if you think it’s permanent, then it is. 

Reality follows thoughts. If we believe that the addiction will never be broken, it wont, but if we see it as temporary, that this too will pass, then the new thinking will translate into a new reality. We will act in hope and anticipation of an addiction-free future.

The Scripture is abundant with urgings to guard our minds, our hearts, for the critical issues of life come out of it (Proverbs 4:23). We are encouraged to put on the mind of Christ. In fact, we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). This priceless possession is our passport to successful living on earth if we allow the mind of Christ in us to chart our days.

What are you thinking?

SUSAN HARRIS  is an author, speaker and former teacher.


Peter Black said...

An important focus - thanks Susan. Yes, truth, rooted in the Scriptures. Positive thinking, by itself, falls short, doesn't it? Unless it's also wholesome thinking. And that's what I see in God's Word and in your helpful post. ~~+~~

Susan Harris said...

Indeed Peter, positive thinking unless it is rooted in Christ and backed by the hope we have in Him, does not cut it.

Glynis said...

'Whether consciously or unconsciously, our thoughts become our reality.'

Well said, Susan. Yours isn't a long post, but it is long in it's implication. I 100% agree with you that our thoughts are a definite precursor to our ingrained belief system and ultimately our actions.

Heather said...

So true because false thoughts drown out the words of God telling us the opposite and guiding us to be who He created us to be.

Susan Harris said...

Thanks Glynis. The post was a very quick one as I was still jet lagged when I realized it was the 17th. I have been trying to guard my thoughts and words over the last couple of years and it takes a conscious effort to keep at it. Truly the mind is the battlefield but we know Who fights with and for us.

Susan Harris said...

His Word is the truth through which we counter the false. So true indeed, Heather. Thanks for stopping by.

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