Here we are in the last post of our Speaking Truth series! I have enjoyed this topic so much. I hope it has inspired you to take control of your own thought life in a healthy, positive way. If you’ve already read the previous posts, you’ll know that the worst thing we can be when it comes to our minds is passive.
As believers, we have to bring even this most secret part of ourselves into submission to God. Not allowing the negative thoughts that wander or push their way in to stay. And, filling ourselves with truth that comes from God’s word!
If you’ve been a passive thinker all your life, it’s time to go on the offense! To consciously make decisions about what you WILL and WON’T think. What does that look like?
Literally Speaking Truth to Ourselves
One thing it looks like is waking up and directing our thoughts immediately. Some people call this meditating, some call it “affirmations”, some just call it a daily “pep talk.” Either way, when we start on the right foot at the beginning of the day, we help shape our attitude for the rest of it.
I have created a .pdf of 11 Daily Affirmations for the Believer to make this easier for you! It’s pink and pretty and includes basic instructions if you’re not sure where or how to begin. Each affirmation is a true statement backed with scripture about who you are if you are in Christ!
Print it out and pin it to your bulletin board or just keep it in your Bible (that’s what I do)! Repeat the statements to yourself during your devotions, when you’re drinking your morning coffee, working out, or even while doing your makeup!
This is a peek at the top half of the .pdf! 😉
Click this link to have the full download sent to your inbox!
Let’s take this part of our lives seriously, not to make it another source of stress and striving (y’all, don’t worry about your thoughts, it doesn’t help), but creating a calm and ordered place out of our own minds. Guarding, directing, and preparing them the way our heavenly Father has instructed us. Thinking on “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, whatever is excellent and praiseworthy,” as Philippians 4:8 says.
This is where the attitudes that your life is driven by are born: in your mind. Make them good, make them true, make them loving and happy.
“Think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.” (Disney’s Peter Pan)
Love you guys,