Not Everything You Think Is True


“You are not going to make it!”

“You are not good at anything.”

“You have failed at that!”

“You are too old.”

“You are too young!”

“No one likes you.”

“You can’t change!”

“Life is hard!”

“God can’t use you.”

“You are going to run out of money.”

I’ve heard these thoughts too. Did you ever stop to think that they might not be true?

Not everything you think is true.

When you think something bad about yourself or others, consider the source. Begin to question the validity of what you are hearing. Is this something God would say to you?

Can you imagine God telling you what a tough day it’s going to be? Would He tell you that no one likes you? Would He list your failures?

The truth is what God says!

If you listen to your heart, you will know what He says. Wouldn’t it sound more like this:

“You can do anything you set your mind to.”

“You are strong in Me!”

“You are someone with unique gifts and talents.”

“You are loved!”

“You are successful!

“You have everything you need.”

“God is with you every step of the way.”

“There is nothing you can’t handle with God’s help.”

“You are a blessing, a help, and an encouragement to others.”

Take some of these thoughts to feast on today. Here’s one of my favorites that Steve Backlund suggested:

There is always a solution.

Before you get out of bed try thinking about one of these truths. Picture what it would look like if you experienced this in your life today.

Remember to identify, question, and fast all negative thoughts.

Choose to think the words God would say to you. Choose a few of your favorites and feast on these words today!

Have a really great day today! The sky is the limit! Just think about that!

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Our thoughts are the bricks by which our beliefs are built. Our beliefs are the foundation on which our whole life stands.

Change your thoughts, and you change your life.

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Giving Up Negativity for Lent

Lent is the forty days leading up to Easter, the day we celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  For hundreds of years it has been observed as a time of repentance. Many Catholics and others will go to mass and ashes will be placed on their forehead. They will repeat these words:

“Remember, you are dust, and to dust you shall return, repent and believe in the gospel. This is the beginning of Lent.”

Lent is a perfect time to give up negativity. You can read more about what I learned about Lent in 2014 here.

On February 10 this year, I will begin Steve Backlund’s Negativity Fast/Positivity Feast.

To join me simply:

Decide to give up negative thoughts.

We can start by becoming aware of how we are feeling. If we are feeling bad, mad, discouraged, depressed or hopeless, chances are negative thoughts have been swirling around in or just below our consciousness.

Our mission is to capture these thoughts. Shine the light on them, recognizing them for what they are: They are deterrents to our happiness and roadblocks to what God has planned for us.

Becoming aware and being willing to admit that we sometimes take negative thoughts is a good begindare to be happy blogning. As we become aware of the thoughts we have been thinking, we will learn, as God helps us, to replace those negative thoughts with positive beliefs. Our lives will change for the better.

Our thoughts are the bricks by which our beliefs are built. Our beliefs are the foundation on which our whole life stands.

Change your thoughts, and you change your life.

Begin today and let me know how it’s going for you. We’re in this together. We can do it.

Go directly to Igniting Hope Ministries to register if you want to join with Steve and receive his materials. Registration is free.

Have a great day!

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