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Change your mindset change your life. Did you know if you can change your thoughts then you can change your life? As a Christian, what I am saying may sound like some new aged philosophy about the power of the mind and being able to bend the universe to your will, or something like that. I used to think that too.
That is until God began to convict me on my thinking and how I was not getting anywhere in life because I was always negative in my mind. AND because I am a “I NEED PROOF” type of women, God began to show me Biblical Scripture to show me exactly how negative thoughts can change your life for the worse and positive ones can change your life for the better. And when you choose to shift your mind and your thoughts into the direction that you want your life to go, then that is where you life will go. You can also check out my video below on where I talk about is manifesting a sin where I talk more about this.
I believe that one of better things that God gave us that separates us from the rest of the animals is our minds and our imaginations. After all, we were made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-28) and so why would God give us such beautiful minds, beautiful thoughts, and such an ability to use your minds if it was just worthless and had no real power. Often times when we think of the power of positive thinking or our thoughts being able to influence the world we live in, we think of it as some new aged philosophy.
It is hard for Christians to relate to it because we do not know if it is Biblical or not. And that is what I am here for. I know your skepticism and I know how it sounds. But let me put your mind at ease by showing you how positive thinking, faith, God, and the Bible; all of it goes hand and hand. And once you accept it, change your thoughts for the better, then you will notice that your life will change for the better. You can also check out my video below where I talk more about how being negative makes God mad and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here.
1.Change Your Mindset Change Your Life ~ You Can Change Your Thoughts By Accepting That You Have Power
Change your thoughts change your life. Your mind has power and your thoughts have power, just like what you have say has power (click here to read my blog on that). If we were made in God’s image and the Holy Spirit dwells in us, then yes we have power. And here are some Bible verses to back up what I am saying.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
If you notice this Bible verse is specifically speaks to God being able to do for us according to the power in us which basically means that God needs to be able to move through us.
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Luke 10:19
Now before you get carried away and start trying to tame wild animals you need not to focus on the literal meaning of this verse but what God intended by this verse. Meaning that serpents and scorpions are dangerous and so are your enemies, BUT God is telling you that He is giving YOU the power over all of these things.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
God tells us specifically that there is nothing on this Earth that we should be afraid of. Because as a Christian, God’s Holy Spirit lives within us. The Holy Spirit is apart of God and so really God is in us. Can imagine having God live in us and being scared or unsure of our ability? But also understanding that our abilities can be used for good or bad depending on what we choose to think and speak. Also check out my video down below where I talk more about this.
2. Change Your Mindset Change Your Life ~ What’s my point?
I know I may have went on a tangent a little but there is a point to this I promise. And the point is that you must accept your power, the power that God has given you, and the power that you naturally have coming from God. So if you are powerful, then your thoughts are powerful, and if your thoughts are powerful then they have the power to do something and that power to do something can either help you or hurt you depending on what you are thinking.
3. Change Your Mindset Change Your Life ~ Case in point my son:
As I wrote in another blog my son started saying he was going to grow up and invent the Iron Man suit (Click here to read that). I told him it was impossible. ALL of the time, every time he told me, I would say you can’t do that. I did not want him to think unrealistically. And I could see the disappointment in his eyes over my reaction and his dream started to die. But then I stopped because God told me to stop. God told me that what I was saying to Him was literally killing him dreams and his ambition. Because my thoughts, words, and actions have power. And I was allowing my negative thinking and doubt to disrupt his belief on what he felt he could do. And on that note.
4. Change Your Mindset Change Your Life ~ Your Doubts Are Ruining Your Own Future
To prove this point I actually want to take an excerpt out of my single mom’s devotional (Fix It Jesus For Single Mom’s Only) which you can click here to buy.
If there's doubt in your heart or you place limits on God, then you are stopping your own miracles. Stopping yourself from being healed or stopping yourself from moving forward. God is all-powerful and all-knowing, but do not make Him work against your own doubts and insecurities. Allow Him to do His thing in you, complete your story, and have faith that He can make it come to pass. Case in point: When Jesus entered the synagogue leader's house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep. But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. News of this spread through all that region. Matthew 9:23-26 When Jesus began to heal the girl, all the people who were in the room laughed at him. It was not until he sent the crowd out that the girl rose and was healed. Jesus did have the power to heal, but the crowd's disbelief kept a miracle from being performed. Don't be the reason that God cannot do the impossible in your life. What is my point? My point is that you should never underestimate the value of a nasty attitude and how it could be hindering your own life. Even in the above case, it was not that Jesus COULD NOT heal the girl, it was just that other people's unbelief was literally working against him. Therefore ask yourself, has your own mindset been working against God? So imagine, what if this year, this week, or even tomorrow God had wonderful plans for you. BUT instead of looking forward to something great happening to you all you do is whine and complain about what is not happening to you. You are working against God and you are literally keeping yourself from your own blessing.
I think this is the PERFECT example how your negative thoughts are actually HURTING YOU and if you can change your mindset change your life. Because even Jesus could not work against the doubts of other people and Jesus was pretty powerful Himself. So imagine the power your thoughts must hold.
5. Change Your Mindset Change Your Life ~ Your Thoughts Are Suppose To Work With God.
In Mark 5:34, Luke 17:19, Luke 7:50 and Mark 10:21 Jesus specifically said: YOUR FAITH HAS HEALED YOU. Not God’s faith, not Jesus’s faith, not the faith of the world, or even the faith down the street but YOUR FAITH. Why do you think that He said that? Because YOUR faith, your belief, and your positive thinking count for a whole lot. And it is literally the reason that God is able to work in your life. God NEEDS your thoughts to be in line with his in order to be able to do things for you.
For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] Yes. So through Him we say our Amen to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20
All this really means is that the promises of God are yours and they are answered already. But the only thing that God needs from you is to add your AMEN. Which is your consent, your faith, and your belief that He can just do.
6. Change Your Mindset Change Your Life ~ What’s my point?
My point is how many times have you wished, prayed, and wanted something so bad but really DEEP down you say to yourself it will never be me, why would God do that for me, or because it has not happened yet then God won’t or can’t do what I am asking Him for? If you are speaking doubt then you are keeping God from working in your life. He is all powerful but He is not going to work against your negativity.
As you can see from the examples from above God needs you to work with Him. By believing, having faith, and having a mindset that God can do: far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. Ephesians 3:20. So give God the power He needs to do what He needs to do in your life.
7. Change Your Mindset Change Your Life ~ How To change your thoughts so that it will change your life
Have Faith Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
The key is that you have to believe it. You have to see it. And you can use your imaginations for this. Don’t just dream, have faith, and then tell yourself that there is no way that it is going to happen. Because when you do that you literally just became a doubter. And as I said above, I spoke about how Jesus had to sent doubters away before he could heal the girl (click to read my blog here). Because of their negatively and their unbelief it affected what Jesus was able to do. Your faith needs to be constant and unwavering, not thinking positive one minute and negative the next.
8. Change Yout Thoughts Change Your Life ~ What else you can do to change your mindset:
- When something bad or unexpected happens tell yourself that it was for a reason and don’t let it bring down your mood.
- Do not sweat the small stuff.
- Choose to be happy and put a smile on your face.
- Tell yourself affirmations every day (tell yourself how awesome you are, and tell yourself about the wonderful blessings that you are expecting this month)
- Be grateful. Even if you think your life sucks don’t focus on that. Focus on the wonderful things that you have and that God is bringing into your life.
Remember change your mindset change your life. Even if you do not see what God is doing and you just want to stay in a place of negative thinking. Remember, the Bible cleary tells us to call those things which are not as though they were (Romans 4:17). Meaning that even if you do not see it you need to believe that you already have it, speak as though you already have it, and think like you already have it.
Embrace your inner power to work with God through your thoughts and change the direction of your life. So have faith that every single thing that you want to in life is going to come to you. AND be sure to actually put some action behind your faith. Don’t just sit there having faith and wondering why you don’t see a change. Remember, faith without works is dead. James 2:14-26
Therefore, to change your mindset change your life remember to choose to be positive, choose to think positive, and reject and negative thinking. I have come to learn that the main reason why people do not dream big about what they can do is that they are too scared (click to read my blog on how fear can hold you back). And the fear of failing is what directs their actions and when you operate in fear, you will not get anywhere. The power of positive thinking means that you must replace negative thoughts such as fear, jealousy, and anger and choose to think differently about who you are and what you can achieve. And when you do this, it flows over into your actions and your positive thoughts is who you become.
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