This is Day 21 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
Negative thoughts will come to you. Continuing to think these negative thoughts stirs up negative emotions that attract more negative thoughts.
This creates a huge negative snowball that may seem very real and true to you.
If you accept these thoughts as true, you subconsciously behave under the assumption that they are true. Your actions bring responses from others that complete the cycle by appearing to provide evidence that they are indeed true. This has been called a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Break the cycle. Stop negative thoughts.
Ask God for help.
Ask Him to reveal lies.
Ask Him to reveal truth.
Declare the truth.
He created you! You are unique. He has a plan! No one else can fulfill it but you. You alone fill your shoes. Walk out your destiny.
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A negative stronghold or mindset which produces negative emotions comes from a deeply rooted wrong belief. These may have come to us from experiences and words spoken to us as young children, or they may have come to us later in life.
To win over this, we must first learn to question the thoughts that come to us.
“That might not be true.”
If it doesn’t uplift you, encourage you and bring you hope, seriously consider putting it in the box with other lies you discover. The last thing you want is a negative belief trying to take up residence in your mind. Your beliefs determine the life you live.
Our goal is to get rid of all limiting and fearful beliefs and accept God’s bright promises for our lives as the foundation for all of our beliefs.
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
“Imagination is a tool whereby we cooperate with Him (God) to participate in His divine nature and fulfill our God-given purpose.” Shana Schuttle
Using your imagination to fulfill God’s purpose in your life is one of the most amazing blessings we have as children of God.
Imagination allows you to take the limits off.
Anything is possible in your imagination.
God uses your imagination to show you what is possible with Him.
Use your imagination to picture the things you cannot yet believe.
Use your imagination to see the end result.
Use your imagination to solve problems.
Use your imagination to see anything in the future you desire.
You can imagine a successful meeting, a positive response, a restored relationship, a problem solved, a “better” you.
By yielding your imagination to Him, you cooperate with Him to fulfill His will on the earth.
Your imagination opens the door to what is possible!
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This is Day 14 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
“In other words, we are to think on purpose. Think, speak, declare, and imagine on purpose until it becomes a part of who you are. As we think, speak, declare and imagine “whatever is of good report,” we will begin to experience what we are declaring without conscious effort. The goal is for our actions to come from the spirit of our mind (Ephesians 4:23).”
Here’s how this looks in real life:
Take the right thought.
Declare it out loud when you are by yourself.
Imagine what life looks like when this thought is reality.
By thinking, speaking, declaring, and imagining an idea, your mind is renewed to that idea.
This can take a little time or longer, depending on how readily your mind is transformed to accepting the idea as truth.
Then without conscious effort, you will experience that truth in your life.
This is Day 13 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
What to do when you feel like giving up?
Remember it’s a process.
Things will change; you will change as your beliefs change.
The limiting, fearful beliefs will be broken up, cast down, and destroyed.
We have authority. We can say these beliefs are broken up, cast down, and destroyed.
Sometimes we need to say, “I release you, limiting belief!” “I release you fearful belief. I break your power over me!”
We can tell our mind what to think!
“I will succeed. I am a leader. God is giving me great ideas. I am becoming all that God wants me to be! God will use me to help others!”
Don’t give up!
Declaring truth leads to victorious living.
This is Day 12 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
If you hear this, “You’ll never make it. There’s no way out,” you don’t have to look far to find the truth. Isaiah 43:19 tells you God will make a way where there seems to be no way.
If you hear, “No one cares about you,” you will find in I Peter 5:7, the truth that God cares about you!
If you hear the lie, “Bad things are going to happen,” look up Romans 8:28 to clearly see that everything works for your good!
When you recognize a lie, always look for the truth. It’s as close as the Word of God.
This is Day 11 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
Truth or Lies?
You will never make it.
No one cares about you.
Bad things are going to happen.
You will run out of money.
You are worthless.
No one listens to you.
God will not answer your prayers.
There is no way out.
No one reads or cares about your blog.
How do you recognize a lie?
Is it something you would say to someone you’re trying to help?
Is it something that God would say to you?
Does it give you hope?
Does it have the sound of life to it?
Does it come from a Voice of Love?
If you answer “no” to any of these questions, you have uncovered a lie.
Find the truth in His word. Allow only the truth to stay in your mind.
Your mind will be renewed.
You will see your life transformed into God’s best for you.
Post note: Writing only 100 words on a subject is more challenging than I anticipated. It’s a process, and I’m counting success for writing the shortest posts I’ve ever written. Any suggestions?
Every promise in the Bible is truth.
All too often our lives do not prove the truth that is in the Word.
Our lives should be an example of the truth of the Word.
The only reason our lives are not exemplary of the truth is that our mind is not renewed to the truth.
We have accepted lies from the enemy as truth because our lives “prove” those lies to be true.
Renewing our mind is choosing to declare truth according to God’s Word.
When this truth becomes a part of the fiber of our being, our lives miraculously change.
This is true as surely as night follows day.
It takes patience. It is a process.
This is Day 9 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
In Philippians 4:8, Paul tells us what kind of thoughts to think: thoughts that are true, just, honest, pure, lovely, virtuous, praise-worthy.
We have a choice in the thoughts we think.
If it’s a good report, think about it.
If it’s a bad report, don’t think about it.
Declaring these God-inspired thoughts out loud strengthens belief magnanimously.
When we have strong positive beliefs in the spirit of our mind, our thoughts and actions come from our spirit instead of our conscious mind.
Instead of consciously trying so hard to do the things that bring the results we want, we will do these things from our spirit.
We will think and declare without conscious effort.
Heaven’s resources become available to us.
When our actions come from our spirit, we will find ourselves living victoriously.
I took my temperature this evening. . . not the one for my body, but the one for my thinking. I was feeling bad. That told me to check what thoughts I had been taking. Sure enough. I had been entertaining thoughts of something going on in the political arena, thoughts that made it seem hopeless to have an election that would produce the next presidential term of peace and prosperity that I desire. I was beginning to feel worse. Then I remembered reading (and writing) Day 7: 100 Words on Thriving Emotionally. I realized that these were “just thoughts.” I decided not to think them. That was a few minutes ago, and amazingly I proved I was right. I’m feeling better. There are some things you just don’t have to think about.