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monday motivation – change your thoughts

Many people have said the same above words or something similar – Where the mind goes the man follows – Joyce Meyer

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

For as he thinketh in his heart so is he. Proverbs 23: 7

If you agree with these quotes, how about changing the way you think? First, begin by observing your thoughts. Every time you find yourself thinking a negative thought, turn it around to a positive one.

Let’s take this thought: Negative – My mother was overweight, my sister is overweight, I will always be overweight.

Positive – I am taking daily steps that will help me lose the weight.

Doesn’t that sound much better? If you say it often enough, you will begin to believe it and pretty soon you will find your actions begin to align with your thoughts. You begin to eat healthier, exercise more and do all the little things to help you advance toward your goals.

Now I’m not saying that positive thinking is some magic word you use to achieve your goals. When I say we must think positive thoughts, I’m saying we must think thoughts that line up with God’s will for your life. And, believe it or not, His will is for you to be healthy. Notice I didn’t say His will is for you to lose 20 pounds. But if you need to lose 20 pounds in order to be healthy and have the energy to live life to the fullest, then God wants you to lose them.

God’s word is full of positive affirmations to help you progress toward your goals and improve your life. This is one of my favorites: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4 : 13

Get into the habit of studying God’s word and you will find many passages to encourage you and help you change your way of thinking and your life.