Sunday, February 21, 2010

{Bright Thinking}


"Happiness is inside your body.
You just have to find out which body part it's in!"
-Soeger Joster (7 years old)

...I love that!

I did not write this below, but read it and it brought sunshine to my thinking.
So sharing with you too. Enjoy.

During the course of a single day, thousands of
thoughts flow through our minds.
Some of them give us life as they build us up, while others
tear us down and steal our hope.

You were not created to be ruled by negative thoughts.
God's desire for you is to take control of your thoughts and
live life to the fullest, experiencing His goodness,
favor and blessings no matter what you're facing.

You can't always control which thoughts come…
but you can decide which ones you allow to stay around.

The Bible says that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).
It's so important to understand that our
actions are determined by the way we think.

So many times, we replay the same negative thoughts over and over.
When negativity and doubt set in and stay in your mind,
it is nearly impossible to set a course toward God's best plans for your life.

In Psalm 77, the psalmist cries out to God as he wrestles with his thoughts.
He says he's in deep trouble, he's overwhelmed with
longing for God's help, he can't sleep and he feels rejected.

We all struggle at one point or another with thoughts that take us
down the wrong path. But God wants us to start thinking on
positive things – things that give hope and life.
When we do this, we'll begin to experience greater
victory and see ourselves rising to new levels.

Remember, when you take control of your thoughts,
you ultimately take control of your life.
This is just the beginning of what God wants to do in you and through you.
He's got a great plan for your life to make a mark in this world!
-J. O.


Happy~wonderful day to you!

Image via R. Hardy

16 comments:

Julie said...

I love this! I just might need to print it out and put it on my bulletin board, but I definitely needed to read it right now. Isn't God good like that! :)

Raining Pearls said...

You are my positve thoughts guru and I LOVE you for it. Another great piece for my daily reading. Pieces like this make every day a litle easier. I'm starting to smile more and my "head" is quieter. Thanks :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

That was an awesome letter. I am printing it out. I need it!

I can't believe I've commented on two of your posts in one day. That has to be a record:)

Lissa said...
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Lissa said...

why does this happen every time I comment here?

Roxanne said...

Hi Kristin!
It's my first visit to you blog and both you and your blog are so pretty! I also appreciate your transparency and the depth of your content. Thank you. I'll enjoy coming back.

Blessings,
Roxanne

Kristin said...

Oh Lissa,
I don't know why that happens silly girl.
Sadly in trying to delete all but one of your comments I removed them all. :(

Thank you for your kind words.
You are awesome~precious to me.

paperbird said...

Kristin this is a beautiful post- I would like to use this in a lesson I teach on Sunday's sometime soon- I appreciate the substance of of what you have posted for us.

Angie said...

This is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

Jaclyn said...

I almost cried reading this. I'm going through a break up and continue to have problems with negative thoughts. You're so right that God doesn't want us lingering on them!

Jaclyn said...

Okay so I just read a bunch of your posts and you are INCREDIBLE. I looked for an e-mail or place to message you because I am in awe of your quotes, words, and wisdom. Seriously. I would love to hear how you find these great messages and what not. :)

Southern Sugar said...

Love this post Kristin! Beautiful. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog :) They did bring sunshine to my day. I am going to be home next Tues-Sun. Would love to see you and Paige if its possible. I will email you.
xo

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Sweet Grace Farms said...

You are my bright and shiny light!

Robinsgothealth.com said...

This is so true, and becomes a way of life, if we let it!!!!

Yours in Health, Robin

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