“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he . . .” Proverbs 23:7 KJV
What’s on your mind?
Is your mind filled with negative, self-defeating thoughts? Do you constantly say, “I can’t” or “Nothing good ever happens for me?”
Tell me, what thoughts fill or consume your mind on a daily basis?
Negativity makes for a vicious cycle – when we think negative thoughts, we act negatively, and we speak negatively. In addition to pushing people away from us, our negative thoughts and words become self-fulfilling prophecies:
- We believe and say we can’t . . . so we don’t
- When we believe “Nothing good ever happens” our eyes are closed to the wonderful opportunities surrounding us daily. If you don’t believe good things will happen, how will you be able to recognize them when they show up?
- Our negative thoughts drive our negative behaviors. Since we believe we can’t do, be, or have something, we refuse to try – and in the process, we predetermine our outcomes.
A friend of mine recently decided she wanted to stop getting perms and go natural. As soon as the words were out of her mouth, she began whining about how she knew her hair wouldn’t look as nice as Mae’s on Natural Chica or any of the women on the Black Girl With Long Hair blog.
No product was going to work; her hair was unique and different; she was going to look bad . . . blah, blah, blah. Needless to say, she didn’t make it three months. Her hair wasn’t her problem; her thoughts were.
In what area of your life do you need to “lose your mind” – that negative, self-defeating mind, that is. Where do you need to restructure your thinking?
When you think “Yes” or “I can” and “I will” to something, your words and actions will immediately line up. You’ll move in a forward direction, and you’ll do everything in your power to make those positive words come to pass.
Lose your mind (that old negative one, that is!) and replace it with a new, positive, forward thinking one. You have the power to choose what you think – not only about yourself, but others. Start using that power. You’ll be glad you did – and so will everyone around you.
Testify: Where do you need to “lose your mind?”
Copyright © 2013 Michelle Matthews-Calloway, ForChurchGirls™, All rights reserved.