If you’re anything like me…you think…all day long.
You wake up in the morning…thinking.
You drive to work…thinking.
While you’re talking to other people…you guessed it…you’re thinking.
Constantly Processing, wondering, dreaming…
Studies believe that the average person thinks somewhere between 50,000 & 70,000 thoughts everyday!
So You can only imagine that in all of our thinking that there are times of unguarded, unhealthy, negative, and destructive thoughts.
Here is just a peek into my mind at times…
I’m not good enough
I’m not smart enough
I’m not perfect enough
I’m not experienced enough
I don’t pray enough
I don’t believe enough
I don’t dream enough
I don’t love enough
What about you?
What seems like an honest evaluation of ourselves is in reality destruction to one’s soul.
If we were to hear someone talking to another person the way we talk to ourselves we would think it was abuse!
In order for us to move into a level of wholeness that I believe God wants for our lives we need to stop thinking so poorly about ourselves.
I will be honest…I’m not really sure that we can prevent these thoughts from entering our minds but we can stop our minds from continually dwelling on these thoughts!
In other words, Just because you have thought it doesn’t mean you have to keep thinking it.
Listen, you are under no obligation to continue thinking destructive thoughts about yourself!
Paul, A preacher from long ago penned these words:
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. (Philippians 4:8)
So, let’s do what Paul said…let’s think the best about ourselves…not the worst!