Your thoughts can create your reality
by Kevin Pride
“The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” But Lord,” Gideon asked, “How can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” The Lord answered, “I will be with you and you will strike down all the Midianites together.” Judges 6:14-16.
Gideon suffered from poor self-image. The Bible talks about ‘strongholds’ in the mind. Strongholds are patterns of thinking that controls our imagination, attitudes, and our actions. Gideon’s identity was that he was the weakest of the weakest in his culture and family.
Negative patterns of thinking are dangerous because it undermines God’s Word, the truth, and your faith. “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” We become what we think about ourselves. Negative thoughts steal our time; keep us from living in the moment; steal our energy; make us weak; give life to negative imaginations to make them a reality.
As a small snowball, rolling down a hill becomes bigger and faster as it goes down the hill, so negative thoughts rolling around in your mind becomes bigger and stronger until they become controlling power in your mind.
God tells us what kind of thoughts to think about yourself: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Phil. 4:8. When you think positive thoughts about yourself, it will grow and become a stronghold of your mind and eventually your reality.
With God, all things are possible through me and for me.
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