For the past few weeks or so I have been doing a study on toxic thoughts. This study is teaching me how we have to power to control what we chose to focus on. Often it’s easy to find your thoughts centered around the unknown. Our thoughts matter so much, and I am not sure we even realize the magnitude of what they can unfold in our lives. When people say “it’s the thought that counts” it is really a true statement because what you think oftentimes determines your outcome.
This is something I struggled and sometimes presently struggle with. I have really taken to heart this study and am putting the suggested practices in place. Or so I thought, until a very familiar situation presented itself to me and I found myself at a crossroad. My first thought was to be fearful and give into the toxic or negative thoughts. It made me realize how easy it is to jump back into old habits no matter how hard we try to move forward. I was paralyzed for a moment getting ready to think the worst. I had to pause, take a breath, and say a prayer to remind myself that even though it is so easy to contaminate my mind with toxic thoughts I will CHOOSE to think positively and believe the best result will occur.
I had to ask myself what was I really afraid of? I took a few minutes to take inventory of all the crazy madness that was going through my mind. I wrote them down, and for each negative I wrote a scriptually based solution. This made me feel better about what I am facing. It reminded me that no matter the situation, I will find contentment in the outcome. I am still in the process of facing the unknown but felt compelled to share this. I will eventually share the full story about the situation because I know it can help someone. Just not ready yet.
Until the next time believing in the power of positive thoughts. Focusing on these words “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”