Just like this waterfall, we are constantly thinking, but where do our thoughts come from? We know thoughts control our behavior, but what controls our thoughts? If we can control our thoughts, then we can control our behaior. I have been pondering this question for several years, and I came up with five scenarios of what controls our thoughts and where they come from.
Do you know anyone who is wise? How do they think? What are wise thoughts? What are foolish thoughts?
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).
I know that all thoughts are within my control. So I told myself to STOP thinking those wrong thoughts and taking an offense. I talked to myself and acknowledged that I was disappointed because my expectations were not met, but that doesn’t mean it is the end of our relationship. The Bible teaches us to forgive, rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and be thankful in everything. I refocused my thoughts on good thoughts and what I can be thankful for. I prayed and asked God to take my anxious thoughts and unhealthy beliefs from me and the resulting stress energy.
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.