What Controls Your Thoughts?
Wise Thoughts vs. Foolish Thoughts
Do you know anyone who is wise? How do they think? What are wise thoughts? What are foolish thoughts?
Thoughts That Create Peace Within and Without
To break my negative thought cycle, I change it by practicing the Scripture to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks for this is God’s will” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
ALL THOUGHTS ARE WITHIN OUR CONTROL
Victorious Thinking to Live a Successful Life
The girls in my county jail Bible study struggle to live successful lives. Most of their problems and troubles result from their wrong thoughts. The progression of thoughts to results are as follows. What we think affects our emotions. Our emotions control our behavior. And, our behavior directs the events of our lives.
Free from Anger–County Jail Testimony and Teaching
One inmate received court papers concerning her children being adopted out. Her mother is now the foster parent for the children. The inmate was furious. Her angry thoughts generated a plan to hurt those whom she perceived as hurting her. This situation was a great opportunity to teach why we need to take our negative thoughts captive, and how to transform them so they don’t control our behavior.
Bondage to Unseen Controls
What are the unseen controls that keep us in bondage? Do you feel hopeless to overcome the things that seem to control your decisions? …There are many unseen controls influencing us, such as our painful memories from offenses, and demonic activity influencing our thought life.
Can You Be Too Heavenly Minded?
Can we be too heavenly minded and no earthly good? No, because sin begins in the mind from temptations to do wrong (see James 1:13-15). Our conscience sends a signal of discomfort when we are being tempted to do wrong. So, when we rebel against the good God says we should do and give in to the temptations, that is sin. Sin corrupts our heart and messes up our lives. So, to be victorious over temptations, keep your mind on what pleases God instead of what pleases your self-centered desires.
How to be Self-controlled in What We Say
Self-control begins in your mind. Your mind determines what you think, perceive, feel, and believe, which influences your decisions and behaviors. Your mind stores memories of the past and present that controls your thoughts and feelings. So, to be self-controlled we must transform our minds.
Being Thankful During Hardships
No matter the hardship, we can be thankful for something. Being thankful is an inner-life attitude that determines if we rise above our problems or sink deeper into despair.
Abolish New Year’s Resolutions
Instead of resolutions, I can’t resolve to keep, I pick a Bible passage with a spiritual principle I want my life to reflect. Then I pray for that principle in to my life each day or at least once a week.
Define Your Mission in Life
Why is a mission important to have? How does a mission statement help you achieve your heart’s desires?
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How to Overcome Situational Depression.
Do you, or someone you know, suffer from depression? I am not an expert, but I do know that everyone experiences depression differently and for different reasons. So, what do I know about depression? I have a strong family history of depression. My great aunt had bipolar depression, which was very debilitating.
Breaking Childhood Rejection and Insignificance Strongholds. Published September 25, 2020
Rejection in my life began before I was born. My mother found out she was pregnant while attending nursing school, and had to quit and marry my father. Then she was alone in a navy hospital for about three months before my twin sister and I were born. No one came to visit her and my father was out to sea.
Uncover the lies that are destroying your life.
What lies are you believing about yourself, other people, life, or God? A false or unhealthy belief is a lie about the true nature of reality. For example, if you believe you are not worthy of love, you believe a lie. These lies come from words spoken over us and from memories of offenses done against us.