Thursday, June 3, 2010
I was just reading someone's favorite quotation and the above scripture came bubbling to the surface. The quotation was, "If you find yourself in an ugly situation, chances are your ugly thoughts brought it into manifestation. Change your thinking and you will change your life."
This just continues my thought process from yesterday's post because what we say, we have. We speak prosperity in JESUS, we have it, we speak pain in this world, we have it. So again, be mindful of what you speak.
But now, we go deeper, let's journey to the source of what comes out of your mouth. Your mouth will often speak what is in your heart. If you are feeling misery, try to speak joy to overcome that miserable seed that's trying to germinate and grow. Don't feed that misery, KILL IT!!! If you are feeling joy, feed it and it will grow until it just bubbles over and infects those around you.
If you're around someone who is perpetually gloomy, MOVE AWAY! Their pessimistic demon will constantly try to sow seeds into you. If you continue in their presence, those seeds will germinate and grow and choke out that spring of joy that once sprang up so effervescently in you.
I don't mean to demean or belittle anyone's genuine immediate emotional response. Yes, sadness comes when sad situations arise. I'm not referring to the situations that temporarily arise, I'm talking about the perpetuation of negativity on an ongoing basis. The enemy seeks to steal, kill and destroy, and would like nothing better than to destroy all the positive life GOD has bestowed to us all. If the enemy can't kill us physically, he'll work on our minds. If he doesn't succeed there, he'll work on our emotions. If he doesn't succeed there, he'll seek some other weakness on which to work. This is why we need to keep our armors polished and our prayers, praise and worship on point and ever-ready!!! When circumstances arise that bring a negative response to the forefront, before it has a chance to burst from your lips, counter it with a praise! If we continue to do this, we will indeed defeat the enemy at every turn because he won't know what to do if we keep praising GOD through every stupid situation he throws our way.
I'll close this post with another of my favorite scriptures because it pretty much wraps up my thoughts for today...
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8