I was thinking about how easy it is to get stuck in life circumstances. Throughout the years, I’ve watched individuals give up dreams and, even, their purpose in life because of what’s focused on. Misery, anger, and bitterness eventually settle in. No matter how hard myself or others attempt to change the direction of their thinking, the individuals view it differently, eventually forfeiting the fullness of life. It’s sad to see what could have been, what is lost, and what will not be when someone refuses to change their mind.
Thoughts direct words, attitudes, and actions, impacting the way you and I live. What I know to be true is . . . left to my own thinking . . . spiritual dementia will settle in and I will end up struggling with the way I see and respond to life. It’s a choice to focus on impossibilities or possibilities, pain or healing, brokenness or restoration, spending my life in the known limitations instead of the miraculous.
I refuse to get stuck in my own thoughts, missing what God has planned because of my limited focus in life. I want to live fully and wholly, developing a God-driven-mindset, moving into the place where heaven and earth collide, the place of God’s thoughts.
There’s a daily choice to go to the Scriptures and study each thought, taking the time to pray, inviting God’s thoughts and ways into every facet of life.
My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” (Isaiah 55:8, NLT).
My prayer: God, what’s Your thought on this?
And. God’s thought always changes what I was thinking.
(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)