This keeps coming to my mind…how important our thoughts are. It’s a quiet whisper that I have been feeling for a couple of months. I feel it deep down in my spirit.
Our thoughts matter. A lot. More than most of us realize.
Have you ever noticed how quickly everything can change when we begin to entertain certain thoughts? We can be fine one moment, but should we have a negative thought and choose to entertain it, we can literally feel the shift. The same goes when we are in a bad place, but if a good thought comes to our mind, and we choose to entertain it, we began to feel hope, and hope changes everything, but it began with a thought, a thought we chose to entertain.
you would never think a negative thought.”
The more I fill my mind with God’s word, positivity, and life-giving words, I am developing a different standard for my own thoughts, for any thoughts, but my thoughts are the only ones I can control. I am overwhelmed with the realization of how important every thought is. They matter. I know we all deal with the thoughts that pop into our heads. That happens to us all. But the great thing to remember is that while our thoughts control us, we control our thoughts. We have a tendency to think that we are “just the way we are”, and that we cannot be changed, that our thoughts are what they are and that they are not changeable. Just because we have a negative thought does not mean we have to entertain it. We can stop it. We can replace it with something good. Over time, this changes us in some really big ways. We cannot do it once or twice, and say that it didn’t work. We have to do it every day over a period of time.
I wanted something to remind myself of this, so to go with my “FIERCE” necklace, I designed the “BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE” necklace. I wanted a beautiful way to remind myself to be careful with my thoughts. They matter.
If you are interested in learning more of the science behind this, I highly recommend Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health. Dr. Caroline Leaf explains the science behind the scriptures and why our thoughts are so important. After the Bible, this might be the most life-changing book I have seen.
What do you do to help control your thoughts?