Happy New Year
I pray you all had a blessed holiday.
I love this space between Christmas and January 1st. It gives me time to rest, reflect, and look forward. How about you?
Whether you’re a resolution person, a word for the year, or a goal setter, my prayer for each of you is that above all, seek God’s presence, His face, His heart.
Matthew 6:33 (TPT)33 “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.
So then who’s ready for a new year, a new decade, and a new life?!
Ok ok, a new life sounds a bit dramatic, but we do actually have a choice in the matter. If our thoughts determine our beliefs, emotions, and actions, and I believe they do, let’s catch ourselves and choose better.
We can change the narrative, the story we tell ourselves, with positive thoughts over our usual runaway train.
The experts say we have around 50,000-60,000 thoughts a day, and around 2000 to 3000 views an hour. Imagine the effects on our lives when they lean toward the pessimistic!
Try it with me. Notice for one day, and write down the adverse mental activity, fears, insecurities, grief, or annoyances that fogs up the lens.
Now counter each thought with an affirming response. Have you learned better from a failure? Recall a beautiful memory with the loved one you’ve lost. Name an edifying characteristic about the one who rubs you wrong. You have a new diagnosis, but blank is still working, etc..
The simple act of writing your thoughts down gets it out of your head and body. It releases tension and gives you a new perspective. This counteract method takes practice and training but will build into a new mindset, a habit that produces fruit.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NIV) “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
This means viewing life through Jesus’s eyes.
Proverbs 23:7 NKJV For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV) 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Let’s do this together, let’s change, grow and develop, let’s take our thoughts captive, renewing our minds, thought by thought, to become more like Him.
Now that sounds life-changing!
God loves you, and so do I,
Please email me if you’d like a Coach to walk alongside you and get clear in 2020!