Stop and Start.

Thoughts are imperative. In the moment when we wake up thoughts flood in. If your anything like me, it is a battle. A battle to cast out the negative ones. A war to meditate on lovely, pure, right, or noble. Thank God we have the choice on which ones we allow to come out of our mouth. A choice to either dwell in thoughts we know are leading us down a path we have no business heading or to cast them at the feet of Jesus. We get to decide which thoughts we allow out of our mouth.

Stop listening to your thoughts and start speaking to the truths. The truths of who God created you to be. Trust me I know this is MUCH harder to do then to type it out. I have learned I can be my very own worst enemy if I am not diligently taking control of the thoughts I allow to stay in my head. Especially the ones I actually allow to come out of my mouth. Life or death is in the power of our tongue. I am sure I am not the only one that has had words come out that I immediately want to snatch them back out of the air before they hit the person with lethal force. When I am quick to speak out of anger or quick to react without pausing to take a deep breath it never turns out good. We need to stop letting emotions control us and start allowing life to come out of our mouths. Every day we can each take steps to help our life be encouraging to other around us, empower and motivate each other. Tomorrow when you wake up I encourage you to speak five truths that God has said about you. Start the day off in the right mind set. And through out the day when the negative destructive thoughts come back out loud do it again.

Practical TIPs:

  • Find scripture where God describes who you are. Remember them or keep them handy.
  • When you feel your thoughts getting ahead of you do not dwell in it, be proactive. Change the scenery, do something active.
  • Be slow to speak when you get upset BREATHE…WALK…PAUSE.

Scripture Ref.

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power,love and self-discipline.  For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power,love and self-discipline.
  • Philippians 4:8 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.
  • James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,  because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

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