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Are You Held Captive by Your Thoughts?

Aug 17, 2007
Let's have a look at how our thoughts hold us captive and sabotage both our health and wealth:
1. If this is a total revelation to you, then look back and see where the thoughts originated. Were they implanted by family members, teachers, church leaders, or fear?

* Repetition of thoughts can translate into infallible truths in your belief system, whether true or false.
2. Were these individuals financially blessed? Could they have been the products of wrong teaching and/or fear themselves?

* "Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat.." Lu. 12:22. The Lord is our Provider. He does not want us to worry and fear.
3. Whenever an opportunity came your way to invest, did you listen to the negative voices in your head - thoughts of fear of losing?

* It is good to be quiet and hear the still voice that says: You can do it; you're capable; you are worthy to want more in your life. Don't be afraid to heed wise counsel.Can you do something about changing your belief system and results? Absolutely! Study His Word, believe it, and ask His guidance in everything you do.

- Words are powerful! Consider this: God spoke the universe into being! His Word is all powerful. It is the implementation of His thoughts. We speak substance to our thoughts! When we speak negatively, whether in jest or an expression, we give power to those words as we declare them as truth. Conversely, as we voice our needs, they will manifest themselves! The more we speak good things over our lives, the more we believe them and reach out for them in expectation!

- Choose not to entertain all the negative news coming your way! Yes, you can choose to replace it with positive thoughts and words. You can direct your destiny with how you think and what you say!

So, in summary, let's do a couple of short exercises.

1. You've just had your 15-minute coffee break with all the office personnel complaining about their salaries and working conditions. How does that make you feel?

2. You poured your cup of coffee, assessed the negative atmosphere, said a cheery hello, and exited. On your way back to the office you say to yourself: "I love my cheery office with the sun streaming in and my colleagues are a great gang. My salary is commensurate with the type of work I'm doing, even though I need and would love to make more. How do you feel?

In the first scenario everyone present tends to enter into a mental and/or spoken agreement culminating in frustration and dissatisfaction. This can affect them for hours or days, and usually includes feelings of blame towards their employer.

People who think negatively tend to blame their problems on others and feel victimized - even if they were. They tend to live in the past.

In the second case you took control of a situation, chose to keep a happy and peaceful disposition, and probably ended up with thoughts like: "What can I do to improve my income?" And, you know, in that frame of mind you might even come up with some great ideas, such as networking and starting your own niche business!

Those who make a conscious choice to be happy and look at the positive, look inward first, see what they can do to improve their situation, and look for solutions. They live in the now. That's where the power is; and they speak their future into being!
About the Author
Ann Stewart is the author of "With Wings As Eagles," An autobiographical account, it motivates, inspires and encourages others to stand victoriously in their trials.
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