Schooling Your Thoughts

What are you thinking about?

What are you thinking about?

As a man “thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Just as seeds grow into plants, our thoughts flower into actions and behaviors.  It is my responsibility to school my thinking, to replace negative thoughts with positive, uplifting ones. I can’t help an occasional negative thought entering my mind, but I can shoo it away as if it were a bird landing on my head; I don’t need to let it build a nest there. Bad thoughts can be replaced by many forms of positive self-talk. If your bad thoughts involve  another, be an advocate for that person. Try to see the problem through another’s eyes or from a different point of view. Busy yourself (quickly) in some type of positive activity. Look up, not down. Pray. Express gratitude. “A noble and Godlike character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with Godlike thoughts. An ignoble and bestial character, by the same process, is the result of the continued harboring of groveling thoughts” (James Allen).

One thought on “Schooling Your Thoughts

  1. Mollie

    I really love the bird analogy! We don’t need to let it make a nest there.., so true with any thought not from God. Love it! Thank you

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