As You Think, So You Become
Updated: May 26
“When you keep criticizing your kids, they don’t stop loving you, they stop loving themselves” (source unknown; posted by Toby Mac @tobymacspeaklife).
What we think is incredibly important to what we believe. It is vital that we guard our minds from thinking harmful thoughts. Our brain can take the messages that other people send us and latch onto them. When a child is told enough times that he or she is “worthless and will never amount to anything” – lo and behold that child’s brain has taken that message and acted up on it.
Jeremiah 29:11 states “I know the thoughts that I think towards you saith the Lord – thoughts of peace and not of evil.”
Now if God thinks good thoughts towards us, shouldn’t we think good thoughts about ourselves?
Here are some suggestions:
I am a valuable and unique individual – I am awesome because God thinks I am.
Instead of looking at situations as setbacks, I will now consider them as stepping stones to strengthen my character and resolve.
I will no longer be affected by the negative opinions of other people.
There is no one in the world more important than me; and there is no one who is less important.
Every day I will take time to count my blessings.
I will be gentle, forgiving, and kind to myself.
I will no longer focus on the past nor dwell on the future. I will take each day for what it is – a present.
I will come to realize that I cannot control anyone else – the only person I can control is myself.
I will continue to work on myself and see myself transforming into the person I am destined to be.