The last time I wrote I left you with a challenge; To examine your heart and body and fully reject what is interrupting the life you want to live. Since I last wrote, I have lost 6 of the 15 pounds I have gained during my vacation. The first 5 is always pretty easy, but this is where the hard part begins. On my diet I gave up what was easy for me. I chose to not eat out and planned healthier meals at home. Decrease my carb and sugar intake. The normal diet things. However I have let my mind ruin my results.
“Thought is the sculptor who can create the person
you want to be.” – Henry David Thoreau
My mind has controlled my success. I lay in bed looking at the pile of workout clothes I laid out the night before. I already made the plan in my mind that I would wake up early and go to the gym. But as I lay in bed my mind begins its deceit. “You can just walk Bella instead.”, “Just go back to bed, you can just work around the house today.” These thoughts do not seem bad, but they are twisting my good plan for myself. The one that will help take off the 9 pounds I have let.
How many times does are own thoughts destroy and or impact the good things God has in store for us?
“For as [a person] thinks in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”” – Jeremiah 17: 9-10
“Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life” – Proverbs 4:23
As a christian I am fully aware of the battle between flesh (earthy desires) and spirit (heavenly desires). But I believe I have become lazy in my everyday thoughts. What if the everyday little things I do impacts this “battle” the bible refers too. What if by not taking control of my everyday thoughts I am allowing the “flesh” to grow stronger, and inturn I am allowing the enemy of my soul to have control over the little everyday things which can lead to big things? What if one negative thought can plant a seed that impacts the very plan God has for me?
What if controlling my mind to do something small like working out, overtime impacts the big plans God has for me.
“One who is faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” – Luke 16:10
God, help me have control over the little. My mind is weak and it impacts my heart. I want the everyday little things to glorify you. I want to be faithful in the little. God I want to know your thoughts of me. Help me this week gain control over my mind. May this word bless me, but another to grow closer in you. Amen.