“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”. – Romans 12:2
Your thoughts have great power to lead to effective actions. You thoughts not only drive your actions, but also that of people around you. The more positive your thoughts are, the more peaceful your life is likely to be.
This is why, it is always said to choose your thoughts wisely.
The Man of God, Pastor Chris conveyed an inspiring and encouraging message – ‘Choose Thoughts’ – to the world about thoughts.
You have the ability to choose what you should think about and reject what you should not. This might sound like a mystery to some people because their minds run riot all the time! But, the Bible says “whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).
That suggests that you can direct your mind to think the right thoughts only! You have the power to control your thoughts.
Pastor Chris explained thoughts as more than mere imaginations; they are mental pictures of the mind with instructive or destructive capabilities. Thoughts are your own creation “they are the mental constructions of your mind that are based on your imaginations”. They have the power to keep you in bondage, or liberate you to be the best of you. That is why until you change your way of thinking, your life and the circumstances of your existence will not change. That is how powerful our thoughts are, and this is the reason we are admonished in Scripture to choose our thoughts; think only on things that are just, pure, lovely and of good report. Don’t let your mind go with the wrong thoughts; discipline your mind to choose the thoughts you will accept and process.
The Bible says to mount a garrison over your heart (Proverbs 4:23); don’t allow just every thought come in. Reject thoughts that tend to demean or depress you; accept the thoughts of success, joy, victory and prosperity that are based on God’s word. Your life goes in the direction of your thinking, for you’re the character of your thoughts.
So, it doesn’t matter what happens to you, or what unpleasant situation you go through, you can either decide to remain there or overcome it by imbibing the right thinking! Appraise the situation from the standpoint of God’s Word, for nothing in this life can make you disadvantaged.
Go through pastorchrisonline.org for more such motivating message from the Man of God – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.