Four Things Your Thoughts Do

It is time we take inventory of our thought life and understand the nuclear power found in a steady, stable and fruitful thought life. Unfortunately, most people live in such a way where they listen to whatever thoughts come up. They simply react to whatever thoughts come their way, rather than establishing by choice what they will think on.

Unfortunately, most people live in such a way where they listen to whatever thoughts come up. Click To Tweet

We have to move from just a defensive posture with our thoughts to an offense. We have to choose what we think on, because our health and life depend on it.

We have to move from just a defensive posture with our thoughts to an offense. Click To Tweet

The majority of thoughts that come down the pike are negative and destructive. This means that most people spend the majority of their time feeding, fighting off or justifying toxic thoughts within.

What do you spend most of your time doing with negative thoughts?
– Feeding: we allow those thoughts to fester and therefore, empower them.
– Fighting Off: we have a position of attack to overcome hindering thoughts.
– Justifying: we defend our toxic thinking and often live in denial of dangerous thoughts.

To recover the atmosphere of thinking within, we need to get to “why” watching over and nurturing a healthy thought life is so important. Here are four important reasons to remember.

1. Our thoughts feed our health.

Sometimes we make living in health very complicated. But really it comes down to our thought life. The book of 3 John gives us a prayer for your health:

I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 NKJV

God’s will and desire for you is that you would not only prosper, but be in health, as the soul propers. Here we see that health is tied to our thinking. Our overall ability to keep disease from overwhelming our physiology has a lot to do with our investement of thoughts over the years.

The thoughts about how we see God, ourselves, others and our environments are the critical areas. If we fall into toxic thinking there often, we can soon see a compromising of our health. This is because our body is a responder to thoughts that are going on within us.

2. Our thoughts feed our identity.

For as he thinks within himself, so he is . . . Proverbs 23:7 NASB

The compilation of your thoughts will form who you are. Your identity is the compilation of all the thoughts, beliefs and perspectives you have come into agreement with, that now form who you become. This is why how we think on a daily basis is so incredibly important. Every time we think, we make an investment into who we are becoming.

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3. Our thoughts feed our words.

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart . . . Matthew 15:18 NKJV

The more you think on something, the more it will come out in your words. Those words become your rudder, driving the direction your life will head into. You can often tell what is going on in the heart of someone by taking a scan over the words that are often spoken.

4. Our thoughts feed into our destiny.

If you want to have a better life with greater health and victory, you cannot see this happen without changing how you think. You may not be able to change every circumstance around you, but by changing your thoughts, you give yourself permission to not be overcome by your surroundings.

You cannot expect your life to change without changing how you think. Click To Tweet

Many people want a better life or improved circumstances, but they don’t want to make the daily investment into their thought life. Just as daily investment into a bank account over the years pays dividends, your daily thought investment pays dividends into your destiny.

Question: Are you seeing your thought life as a daily investment into your life? 

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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  • Webbgurl2000

    Mark and Melissa, YOUR FAMILY IS SUCH A BLESSING!! This is such an over used word. Most Believers think only in terms of STUFF.
    But, Your ministry takes it back to what I believe Jesus actually meant: I want You to prosper (be blessed) as Your soul prospers.
    Your work ministers to those broken places in our minds and emotions that cause us to live defeated lives, or Keep our souls from prospering.

    If more pastors knew to minister to the minds or soulish realm in their congregation then I DO BELIEVE THAT CAPTIVES WOULD BE SET FREE.

    I’m praying that not only will the Lord continue to bless your ministry financial, but that He also bring you and your children back to a home to call your own. I’ve heard your messages about the “flood” that displaced your family, and I know that must be devastating. Losing your belongings robs a person of a sense of humanity and security.

    Continue to speak as the Lord directs.
    Peace

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and your heart towards us. It means a lot! May God bless you!