Controlling Our Thoughts
- By candidasullivan
- March 3, 2017
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We can’t control anything around us or anything that happens to us. In a way, we are all vulnerable. At any second, something could change our lives forever. It’s easy to get caught up in the what ifs of life and live in constant worry and fear. The ability to change our life in an instant, however, can also work to our advantage.
While we can’t control what happens to us, we can control our thoughts and how we choose to react to it. We can create habits of worry and fear. I know this because I lived in my own prison for a few years. Every time the phone rang my mind raced to the worst case scenario. I feared every time I left my home and almost paralyzed myself with fear. I would have anxiety attacks in crowds of people and feel as if my life was coming to an end. My heart raced constantly along with my self-sabotaging thoughts. Overanalyzing, overthinking, worrying, and living with shame consumed me. Until I changed my thoughts.
The devil lies to us constantly. He wants us to overanalyze, overthink, worry, become fearful, and live in a constant state of misery. While he provokes us all, there is a way to overcome him.
With each thought, we need to examine it and learn to separate the lies from the truth—quickly. The more we do it, the better we will become at recognizing the lies. As soon as we recognize the thought as a lie, then we need to stop it and dismiss it immediately. The more we focus on negative energy, the more of it that we welcome into our lives. Worrying doesn’t change the outcome. Praying, however, does. When we learn to take our problems to God, and talk over our problems with Him first, then He can help us to see our problems with a new perspective.
Every day we should wake up and believe that something wonderful is about to happen. We are still here, and that means God is not finished with us yet. He has a plan for us all. Ask Him to help you establish your thoughts. There is no problem too big for Him to handle.
Love and blessings,
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