Archive | November 2013

The Garden of the Mind

Speak into my words today. Think into my thoughts today. Work in all my deeds today.

I am Yours to use, today and forever more. Iyanla Vanzant

HydrangeasThere may be times in our lives that we say or do things, and make choices and decisions that are less than our best.  And if we constantly think about and rehearse our errors in life, feelings of self-doubt, regret and unworthiness can creep in and affect every aspect of our lives. For this reason, it’s vital to quickly embrace self forgiveness and snap out of negativity. Proverbs 23:7 tells us that we become what we continually think. Therefore, it’s important to think about positive aspects of situations and finding potential solutions to problem.

Consider that everything we do begins with the seed of a thought. Thus, continuing to feed any thought will make it grow, develop and take root in our lives. If we think we are unworthy and continue dwelling on, nurturing and supporting that thought, eventually, we may feel and act unworthily – doing and saying unworthy things and hurting ourselves, the heart of God and others. It is this kind of behavior that violates the love that we are. And if we consistently violate who we are, in any way, and aren’t true to ourselves, it has an effect similar to MRSA, a flesh-eating bacteria. We can become prone to self-betrayal and self-defeat that eat away at us from the inside out.

The toughest battles that we will fight may well be those that rage within us against ourselves. However, embracing the truth of who we are in Christ – people made in the image of God who are loved with His everlasting love – empowers us to be merciful and forgiving to ourselves, while endeavoring to change those parts of our lives that need change.

I encourage you to remain connected to God and seek to know yourself through the light of His love, grace and mercy. For He is the One who looks beyond our faults to see our true need and the desires of our heart.

You are indeed worthy of admiration, not because I say so but because God says so.

Think on this:

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.