Toxic Thoughts

Toxic Thoughts

Do you ever have toxic thoughts? I do sometimes. We all do. When I get bad news, my mind tends to go directly to the negative aspects. But it’s important to control what we think about because what we allow into our hearts is going to affect how we actually live. This especially applies to toxic thoughts about ourselves.

What do you think about yourself? Is it negative or positive? Do you ever feel you aren’t good enough; like your life doesn’t make a difference? God would not have put you on this earth if it didn’t make a difference.

King David recognized this when God inspired him to write the following words in Psalm 139 in the Bible…

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!”

Remember those words whenever you’re tempted to think that your life doesn’t matter. You are special to God. He took a lot of care to put you together piece-by-piece for a special purpose He has planned for you here on this earth. How will you respond to that? Will you keep sitting at home watching TV? Or will you take action, get out and seek God’s purposes for your life? You don’t have to be perfect. You just need to trust God to transform you into the kind of person He needs you to be.

So don’t let toxic thoughts control your mind. How do you prevent that? The answer can be found in the Bible where the apostle Paul was inspired to write the following words in his letter to the Philippians….

Philippians 4:8-9:
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me — everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”
You are designed to do amazing things through God’s power. Don’t let the enemy lie to you. You are special and designed for a good purpose. So get out of the house, ask God to show you what your purpose is, trust God and get busy. He promises that He will always be there to help you every step of the way.

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