Do not let the day lead you. You lead the day.
Some of you may be asking what I am even talking about, well let me tell you. If you are not intentional with your thoughts then you are just drifting though the days. Sure there will be things here and there that you do intentional but we want to improve on the amount of time in a day you spend being intentional.
Why is it important to be intentional in your thoughts?
It is important because when you are not intentional with your thoughts then the world around you will greatly influence what kind of thoughts enter you mind.
Ephesians tells us to put on the whole armour of God. The helmet of salvation is to protect what gets in you head. We only have one run at life here on earth, if it is spent being distracted and persuaded by everything that is around us then it leaves us very little time to be the vessel of salvation that God needs us to be in order for him to use us.
Your thoughts will dictate your actions.
You will believe everything your mind tells you to believe. We have to recognize when our thoughts are drifting and learn to be in control of them. What you think and say become what you do and who we are.
There is no exaggeration in saying that you create your reality by what you think. You may look around and say that some people are lucky and get all the breaks in life and that they are positive people because they have a nice life. However, the opposite of that is the real truth. They have a nice life because they are positive.
When your thoughts are always negative and poor pitiful me and you accept that then the laws of attractions go to work and send you more negativity and one thing leads to the other and before you know it life just sucks for you. You have literally just created your own hell.
This cosmic force is no respecter of persons. It will hold true for everyone. God thought and spoke this world into existence and then created us in his likeness. We have the ability to form our reality with nothing more than our thoughts.
If I control my thoughts and intentionally be positive why does bad stuff still happen?
Because that is life. Bad things will happen and negative thoughts will enter into your mind. Whats makes the difference is when you chose to be intentaionally aware of the situation that life has thrown at you and you respond to it in a positve way or look for the silver lining in the cloud.
If you are distracted by the situation and forget to control the things you can and just suffer through the things you cannot, you will miss the opportunity the for the next positive action that can be placed in your life. The amount of time you spend in the valleys is a direct reflection of the amount of influence you let your thoughts get contaminated with. Be intentional in your thoughts.
You have an audience watching you.
There is going to be a time when someone in your circle needs you. You will be the only person that can reach them. I have witnessed this very action with my own family. The situation may be a very serious life threatening, life altering event. That person has been sitting back and watching, and it may even be at a sub conscience level that they themselves are unaware of. They are watching how you live your life and decision making ( which is your thoughts put into actions ).
When the times comes for the interaction to take place between the two of you, your thoughts are going to need to be very intentional. It may come in the form of a phone call at 4:00am. It may come in the form of God sending that quickening of your spirit telling you to go see someone or give them a call and see how they are doing. Do not let those doubting thoughts creep into your mind. They will try, and unless your intentional in pushing them away as soon as they show up, they will completely take hold and persuade you into taking no action. Be intentional in your thoughts. The one that you can reach and only you can reach is depending on it.
Practice makes it easier.
Just like anything in life, the more you do it the easier it comes. Keep at it and eventually it will become natural and for you to realize when you are being persuaded or just drifting through in your thoughts.
There is a time for all things. Sometimes its ok to unplug and let your mind relax but for the most part it is a constant effort that needs reinforcing. So even when your are just relaxing never fully let your guard down on your mental status and your thoughts.
Who and what you surround yourself with on a daily basis will be the biggest factor on what kind of material you are persuaded with. Simple engineering – what you put in is what you get out.
Be intentional in who you listen to.
Be intentional in who your company is.
Be intentional in what you watch.
Be intentional in where you go.
Be intentional in what you read. Its brain food.
When good people do nothing and just drift though, Evil will prevail.
WE MUST BE INTENTIONAL.