Monday, February 21, 2011

Detoxing our Words...

If we are going to talk about changing our thoughts we have to talk about the words we speak also, as they go hand in hand. Your words come from your thoughts and they influence the circumstances of your life. Just like the negative thoughts, negative words also cause your to release negative chemicals into your brain. Negative words reinforce the negative thoughts which in many cases will reinforce a negative memory. (remember our negative memory strongholds from last post)

We not talking about "positive self-talk" here. Alot of self-talk is speaking a positive but not believing the positive in our mind and heart. For this to work you both have to speak it and believe it in your mind.

So how do we do this? We do it by changing our attitude about the negatives in our past or our present by changing our thoughts about it and our speech about it;

First, we don't pretend things are great when they aren't.
We acknowledge that an issue exists

Second, we consider how we can cope with it. (We come up with a plan)

Third, we decide whether we can do it alone or if we need help.

There are some past issues that sometimes have a root that needs to be talked about and healed from but many times we can begin to see our circumstances(whether past or present) in a different more positive way and we begin to think more positively - we will speak more positively and then we actually grow a new memory over the painful one - The old one won't go away but the new one will be more in the forefront and this new memory will see the circumstance in a new light, a positive one. Its not just speaking or thinking positively that makes the difference it is when we finally begin to believe it is true.

This is where, if this is a struggle we need to see ourselves as God sees us and we need to see our circumstances whether past or present in the framework of His plan for our lives. We can choose to look at these in the positive light of how these circumstances have caused us to grow, become better people, become strong and closer to Him. In every circumstance, I truly do believe we can find a positive and frame a bad memory or a bad circumstance into a good thought and experience. It is a choice.

Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

Next Post: Detoxing our Emotions.....

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