To Be Greater than You Think – Change your Thinking!

It’s not about what happens. It’s about perspective. I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking. ~ Michelle Sedas

May I ask you a question? What do you believe (think) about yourself?

  • Do you ‘believe’ you are worthy of blessings and abundance?
  • Or do you think, “I’m not good enough to have _____”?
  • How often do you ‘say’ to yourself, “I can’t do that … have that … be that”?

Every limiting thing in your life actually began with your own thoughts and words. What you believe to be true about yourself, your self-image, creates and perpetuates your reality. It determines your friends, your lifestyle and your environment. Even your attitudes are based on your perceptions of yourself and your world …whether those perceptions are truthful or distorted.

Everything starts with your beliefs about yourself and your world. The Bible tells us “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”. Your mind is always ‘speaking’ to you, telling you what to think (believe) about every person or situation. It runs a litany in your head all day long … unless you stop it.

God created all things with words, and He gave us that same creative power. Words are your strongest power, weapon and protection. Words can also be your downfall. And YOU are in total control. If you don’t like your life, change your words!

You are greater than you think: more capable, more talented, and more worthy. Begin to believe that about yourself.

Watch out for old habits and false thought patterns. They will drag you back into old, familiar ways of thinking. Your mind and subconscious will try to fight change because it’s new, strange and uncomfortable. BUT, 2 Cor. 10:5 tells us to cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. It says to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. In other words, find out what God has to say about you, and don’t let negative thoughts rule your life.

To boost your self-image and your circumstances, improve your self-talk. You know–that conversation that runs through your mind all day long.

  •  “I’m such a klutz.”
  •  “I knew I couldn’t do it.”
  •  “I hate my life!”

CHANGE THE WORDS IN YOUR HEAD!

Use affirmations (positive statements about yourself and your life) to re-program your mind and attitude. God is waiting for you to realize that you are His child. He wants you to receive all the blessing and abundance of heaven – right here on earth.

Start speaking what you want, not what you have or believe you can’t have. Your subconscious mind cannot choose reality for itself. What YOU tell it becomes your reality. The beliefs you have accepted through the years have become your personal perception of truth, regardless of whether those perceptions are accurate or not.

Recognize your worth, talents and possibilities. Release your faith into the Universe with positive self-talk and corresponding action.

Here are four ways to help you change your ‘self’ image.

  • Become conscious of your internal conversations. Stop negative thoughts with positive words. Tell yourself that you are a good person, capable, loving, talented, wealthy, and worthy. Speak what you want. Call those things that be not as though they were (Rom. 4:17)
  • Celebrate your progress. You may not be where you want to be, but you can be grateful that you’re not where you used to be! Acknowledge the small victories and blessings in your life. Rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee (Deut. 26:11).
  • Forget your weaknesses. Let the weak say I am strong (Joel 3:10). Too often, we are so involved with regret over what we can’t do that we fail to recognize our gifts, talents and abilities.  Every human being is a combination of strengths and weaknesses. That’s God’s way of giving each of us a place in the puzzle called LIFE.
  • Focus your energies on improving your strengths. Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded (2 Chron. 15:7) Become the best you can at what you’re good at. Let someone else be the best–for you–at what you’re not. That way, you both win!

Maybe you can’t control the people and events of your day.  BUT, you are completely in charge of your thoughts and attitude . Your daily ‘self talk’ will be either negative or positive. The choice is yours.

Resist the temptation of negative thoughts and emotions. Pity parties are lonely. Instead, stay focused on maintaining a positive attitude about your circumstances AND yourself. Make every day the best day of your life. Don’t accept anything less!

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