You are what you think. Ever notice a really positive person all of a sudden become very negative; or someone who used to be really carefree all of a sudden becomes extremely cautious. Well the reason is…. you can become what you spend your time thinking about. You become what you feed your mind. The things in our minds, thoughts, heart and soul are what come out of us. It’s all just a cycle… honestly.
For about 6 years or so, I have stopped listening to the radio and watching news and certain tv shows. I noticed that the type of music I listened to unconsciously molded my thought pattern. The songs I filled myself up with became my default thoughts every morning and all through out my day. I decided I didn’t want to fill myself up with these types of songs any longer so I changed the message I was sending my self. The more I listened to encouraging Christian songs, the more encouraged I felt.
Watching love and hip hop and shows that encouraged bad behavior skewed my thinking about certain things and desensitized me to things that would ordinarily vex my spirit. Not only were my thoughts and opinions affected negatively but it also impacted my morals. The news I watched was mostly negative. It was almost like reporting something positive was a crime. Filling yourself up with bad news all the time is terrible! Flee from all appearances of evil!
Fast forward 6 years, I have come to realize that we are more sensitive than we think. The things we see, the songs we hear, the people we surround ourselves with have more of an effect on us than we think. You only pour out what is inside of you. If you don’t like what is coming out of you… change what’s on the inside by changing what is going in. The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. To change what flows out of you, change what you allow into you.
Instead of knocking and bucking, try some encouraging, soothing music. Read self help books instead of watching Criminal Minds for 5 hours at a time. Open up your Bible and read a verse a day instead of finding out what Trump did wrong. Scandal is supposed to be scandalous, hence the name. If it doesn’t feel o so scandalous to you any longer, something inside of you has changed or you have become desensitized to it.
The things inside your heart and mind are obviously also what you will think about. Instead of thinking about how horrible your life is and how far behind you are on your goals and achievements, think about all the good things you have going for you and how awesome you are as a person. Even if you aren’t, nobody is perfect boo. The more you dwell on the negative, the more negative you become. Your thoughts give birth to your actions, and most times our actions are a reflection of who we are.
Philippians 4:8 says “…my brothers and sisters, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honourable.”
Whatchu thinking about?