As we go into the summer months, things seem to switch around. Our schedules change and our focus changes. When this happens, we have to be especially diligent in what we think, in what we do and even in what we put into our bodies.
Most of us are aware of the thoughts that cross our minds in passing. That’s pretty simple, as long as we don’t let those passing thoughts change what we do in an unhealthy way. What about the deeper, ingrained thoughts though? Things that may have been hidden away, or so we thought, but still haunt us and taunt us into believing that we will never live up to what, we believe, God and other people expects of us.
If you believe, even for a minute, that you are not good enough, strong enough, smart enough, thin enough, not heavy enough or pretty/handsome enough, stop right there! Stop and think who created us. Think about the Master Creator forming you cell by cell and hair by hair. And we think we are not enough??
Please don’t confuse this with not being like someone else. Had God wanted us to all be the same, He could’ve done that but instead, He created each one of us to be unique and very special. We were planned and created for His own unique plan that is just for us. Our responsibility is to let His plan guide our lives instead of wandering around trying to find our own plan.
Believe you are the unique person God created you to be. Remind yourself when needed. See how your outlook about yourself and everything around you changes!
In His light,
Let the Spirit Renew You
The Daniel Plan
Be made new in the attitude of your minds. —Ephesians 4:23
Thoughts and attitudes are important because they determine what you feel. Thoughts, attitudes, and feelings then determine what you do. Some of your thoughts are on the surface of your mind, and you’re aware of them. But some of your thoughts and attitudes are rooted deep down in your heart, and you’re seldom consciously aware of them.
I’ve been like this my whole life.
I can’t do it.
I’m too busy.
When thoughts like these well up from deep inside us, they block us from doing the things God wants us to do.
What can we do about these thoughts that have been rooted inside us for years? We must invite the Holy Spirit to expose them so that we’re consciously aware of them. Then we can ask, “Is it true?” That’s a crucial question about any thought that is an obstacle to change. Then the Holy Spirit will help us uproot thoughts that aren’t true. He is eager to help. Ask him.
Food for Thought: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the deep-rooted negative thoughts that stand in your way to transformation.