This is a powerful Proverb. It says it all. Proverb 23:7 tells us in plain English that everything is tied into our thoughts and what we are thinking at this very moment. What are you thinking right now? Does it matter? I mean really matter in and to your life at this very moment? Does it? The answer is a resounding “YES!”
People don’t realize that what they think dictates everything else about them: mood, feelings, words, attitude, behavior, and even actions and therefore reactions. Your thoughts and therefore your imagination shapes your life. If you want to change any thing at all about you, you have to start with changing your thinking it first.
Let’s take the number one thing that almost everyone knows about or has tried at least once in their lives: Dieting. There are so many diets out there that it is hard to choose one. It is just crazy. You don’t know which one will work for you.
Of course, if you are anything like me you choose the one that will cause the least amount of change to your routine and food intake or eating habits and the easiest to do and if it fits into your budget. You pick a pill. Maybe it works for a while so you lose the weight you wanted to and you stop taking the pill. All of a sudden you start gain the weight right back. You go back on the diet again, but this time it doesn’t work. What do you do? You look for the Next Diet…
Again, you go for the one that offers little change or effort, but doesn’t work. You are not a gym person so what are you going to do. You can always jump on the diet bandwagon of those diets where you have to buy their food and never cook your own food again. Is that what you really want? Are you ready to face the truth? Now?
You need to change your thinking! Then you will lose weight. Start living healthy, and whole lives. Do some sort of exercise program. It does not have to be at a gym. It can be as simple as a yoga/video workout at home. Study and read the Bible about being healthy. It has a lot of things to say about and fill you thoughts with all those good thoughts. Pray and God will help fill you mind with good thoughts too.
I’ve not had a very good life, but it’s made me the woman I am today. I was (and still am to a point) a very angry woman. (God’s still working on me. Praise the Lord) I am now in my 50s and it has taken me until now to know that negativity will slowly kill you. It will eat you up from the inside. You can’t love if you are always negative. You will be miserable in your own little bit of hell and make everyone around you miserble too. There is no hope there either. There is only fear and despear. There is hate there too. Do you want that?
I don’t want that anymore, but I backslide sometimes and God corrects me sternly, but patiently. I am blessed with a housemate that is very humble, kind, caring, and forgiving of my faults. She has helped me more than she will ever know. She has taught me and most likely will teach me a lot more in the future. I just pray that I am such a good friend to her. At least I try to be.
Now Positive thinking is something to grab a hold of and not let go. If you start to fill you mind with Bible verses and positive quotes and thoughts which you share with all your friends, you will push all those negative thoughts out of your head then your mood, feeling, words, attitude, behavior, actions and even reactions will change in a more positive way. You just might start loving people and finding hope again. People will start to see the change in you, and start gravitating toward you instead of away. You will get a pep in your step and be a happier person all around.
Don’t worry……Be Happy!