Romans 12:2 – Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Neuroscience teaches us that what we think produces the life that we live. Dr. Caroline leaf explains it this way. Our thoughts directly influence our brains. They appear like trees in our brains. Positive thoughts look like flourishing trees; while negative thoughts look like dead trees in our brains; which in turn, impact our bodies. Have you ever noticed that negative people tend to deal with sickness, much more than positive people? Dr. Masaru Emoto did an experiment years ago where he had two jars of water. One jar had negative words spoken over it; while the other jar had positive words spoken over it. The water crystals in the negative water jar became ugly and distorted; while the water crystals in the positive jar were beautiful and perfect.
Pastor Bill Winston teaches that we are not originators of our thoughts. We were designed to have an overlord. Adam received his thoughts from God; until the fall. Our thoughts originate from one of two influences…. Most High or the most low (enemy). Deuteronomy 30:19 (nlt) says this: Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You have a daily choice to make. Whose thoughts will you choose to think? God’s thoughts lead to life and blessings; while the enemy’s lead to death and curses. Like I always tell my children: Every choice that you make has a consequence, so choose wisely. If you don’t want something to show up in your life, do not speak it (because you will speak what’s in your heart). On the other hand, if you want something to show up in your life, speak it. We are ALWAYS making declarations…..that’s why we have our current life circumstances. If you want something different , say something different.
I had not intended to write this much; but someone needs to read it, so. May the favor of God rule in your hearts and you live the life that He’s purposed you for!