I’ve been sick and shut-in the past two days, and I have been able to catch up on lots of reading and writing. I finished a book I started back in December and am on to the next one. The title of this post is a bit misleading. No herbal cleanses or liquid diets to follow, BUT more of a detoxification of the mind. Being locked in has also given me lots of time to think. So….
If you’re anything like me, you have been known to predict possible outcomes to certain situations. STOP IT. We are not always privy to some outcomes. To be quite honest, that is the best part. That and the peace that comes from not worrying about it.
If you’re like me, you also, at times, don’t live in the present. You want to jump straight to where you want to end up. STOP IT. You will miss the very best parts of the process.
Replaying a situation that left you in tears, angry, or broken? STOP IT. One thing about the past is, you CANNOT change it. You can only learn from it.
Today’s challenge! Romans 12:2 (NLT)- Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
We have so many thoughts a day. Some useful and some straight garbage. But you can change your thoughts by creating positive affirmations. My Coach gave us an assignment months ago to sticky note positive things and those stickies are still on my mirror. They greet me every morning reminding me of how AWESOME I am. Be grateful! Count your blessings not your sorrows. I’m certain the former outweighs the latter. I read a book and one of the assignments was to write down one thing that you look forward to doing each day. So today, I was thrilled about another day of rest. We get so busy that we ignore what our bodies are trying to tell us. Last, but certainly not least, meditate, pray, read the Bible. Sitting still and being in tune with what God has to say is better than anything else you can do to rid yourself of evil, ugly thoughts. His thoughts towards you and I are only to prosper us.
The aforementioned are only a few ways to rid ourselves of the thoughts that mean us no good. But they’re a great start in the right direction.