We Become What We Think About
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. - Proverbs 4:23
Bad hair days. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Sunday scaries. Manic Mondays. Mid-week slumps.
Whatever you call a bad day, we’ve all had them. I’m the world’s worst at letting my emotions and thoughts get the best of me. When I feel off, it almost feels natural to sink deep into that abyss of sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness
And while I love clinging to verse in Lamentations about how God’s mercies are new every morning, I’d almost use that as an excuse to label an off day as bad, and not look for a way to turn it around until I could wake up the next morning
Then I heard some pretty incredible science that gave me a new outlook. My friend and I drove two hours last night to hear Dr. Caroline Leaf speak about the neuroscience behind our minds. As a Christian, world-renowned author, and highly acclaimed scientist, Dr. Leaf dropped some incredible knowledge that I couldn’t wait to share with you in today’s Wheatful Wednesday
Every single second is a new opportunity to take control of our thoughts and bring them back to God. Every SECOND! And what we think turns into how we feel, and how we feel becomes the reality we choose. Fellow control freaks rejoice - WE ARE IN CONTROL OF SOMETHING: OUR ATTITUDES
In Philippians 4:8 we are told to think about things that are good. God wouldn’t instruct us to do something if He didn’t already have a way for us to accomplish it. We were not created to be slaves to our emotions; we are equipped to be in charge of our minds. AMEN
Let’s start our day in prayer
Let’s write in our gratitude journals like we mean it
Let’s blast good music that lifts our spirits
Let’s call or text our friends and share joyful affirmations
Let’s remember that our Lord created our brilliant minds with purpose and the power to continually come back to Him
Challenge: Anytime you have a negative thought or emotion today, capture it and bring it to the Lord.