Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Your thoughts direct your actions.

Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
 
This verse in Proverbs says so much about our heart and thoughts.  We must guard and pay attention to the thoughts that go through our mind and the things/people/goals we choose to focus on.  You and only you can control the thoughts of your mind.  What you think about and focus on you will eventually bring about in your life situations.  
 
Our minds are as much a battlefield as our daily commute to the office when we 'fight the traffic' to get to the office on time. When something negative comes through our mind, we have to train ourselves to change that thought and replace it with something good.  This is when you take that victory list and read it over to remind yourself that you have accomplished great things so far and will continue to accomplish positive things in your life.  
 
Every relationship needs God in the center of it. From the friends at work, your siblings, parents and the relationship with your children and spouse, all of these relationships need God at the center to be the best relationships for your life.  Think about the teaching couples who alone only reach part of a target group, but when they combine forces and teach together, their outreach is so much more.
 
Guard your thoughts, pay attention to the things you think about, talk about and constantly focus on. Do you focus on money, your health, your spouse, your favorite sports team or a celebrity?  Then these things could quickly become your false god and that is not a good thing!
 
Choose what you focus on daily and you will watch marvelous things unfold simply by changing your attitude and thought patterns.  We can only make a change in our community if we start by changing ourselves and our household.  A few people can make great changes if they only work together on a common goal.
 
Please seek help if you need it and do not stay in abusive relationships! Need help? 
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 for help.  For a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).