Soooo.. yeah about that self sabotage. There is something serious about the thoughts that you allow to take residence in your mind. We can make one decision that can change the trajectory of our life and come into alignment with our destiny. With another decision, add on stress, pain, forfeit mental stability and have no peace or joy to make it through the day.
Let's talk about that. Decisions. Both decisions start with the mind. A thought. And yet each one of those thoughts produce different outcomes.
How do you position your thoughts to choose the outcome that will bring life? Why do I allow myself to believe that there is no way out of being in the state I currently am in?
Listen.. let me testify real quick. Because I choose Victory over shame, let me share with you one of my starting points of taking ownership of my thoughts.
There was a point of time in my journey where I couldn't see past all of my self sabotaging decisions. Honestly, I didn't even look at it as that. It wasn't until I really started working on myself that it was revealed to me what my actions were.
Immaturity played a big role in my decision making. Shout out to the Mothers and Fathers (not speaking of our natural ones, but them too lol) who take time to mentor those who they are called too.
Back to the matter at hand. I made one decision that lead to many unwise decisions. I was reminded of that today as we had bible study with our children about wisdom. As my husband taught and shared with them that wisdom is knowing what's right and doing it. I told my daughter how I have made decisions in the past that could have affected us all being at this table right now as a family and my younger son not even existing.
Talk about self sabotage... my God!
That was a real moment for me, I saw a real moment in my daughters eyes and and we all understood that real moment perspective and the value of wisdom.
The power of your choices and the perspective of what you choose can give access for the enemy to steal, kill and destroy or allow the power of that which began a good work in you bring healing, restoration and peace you were needing the whole time.
I can only share from me, what I have experienced and what I have chosen to believe. You may not believe in the God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, but I am here to tell you that I have tasted and seen the goodness of the Lord!!
It was the power of the word! Here are some of the Keys I unlocked and can testify that You can CHOOSE!
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
*This scripture caused me to believe that I do have power over my actions. There is always a way to escape. I can CHOOSE period! Life in me was restored the moment I grabbed ahold of that.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We tear down arguments and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
*This scripture showed me how to have POWER over my thoughts.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
*This scripture showed me on what to give my thoughts ENERGY to.
PRAYER has sealed it! It took a while for me to grasp the value of Prayer and how to pray and I'm still learning more. The person you see today IS NOT that same person and I am forever grateful. I refuse to allow relationships that are or were or even myself take me back to that place where I give up that power to choose over my thoughts.
My new understanding of boundaries has helped that, but that is another day and another blog.
When I say He is good, baby I mean He IS GOODT!! Yes I said GOODT!!
Thoughts, decisions, mindsets, perspectives all can work for you or work against you. You have the power to decide that! I don't always immediately choose the authority I have, but I'm grateful that His grace is sufficient enough, my encounters and relationship with God is enough to get me right back in position.
I definitely did not mean to type all of this but clearly I had something to say. LOL
Thank you for taking the time to read and learn a bit more about me. My heart is that anything I share with you about my journey from my past, present or future will encourage you to walk in the fullness of who you are.
You are ROYALTY! You have the power to CHOOSE it.
It has already chosen YOU...
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
- Write down your thoughts this week.
- Pay attention to what you are actually thinking.
- Notice when your thoughts or thoughts from others change what you believe about yourself or others.
- Then choose to take control of your thoughts, discard the negative and pray that the truth of who you are will drown out all other thoughts.
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