CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS
One of the greatest undoing of man is negative thoughts. You are what you think. In the process of time, your thought becomes your word; your word becomes your action; your action becomes your habit; your habit becomes your character and your character becomes your destiny.
What is your thought pattern? Is it positive or negative? Is your thought pure? Is it lovely? Is it holy? Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
Do you want to excel in life? It starts from your thought pattern. Success achievers are success thinkers. Every achievement in life passes through the scrutiny of mental analysis. A man’s disposition is the sum total of his thoughts, decisions and choices. You will scale the height of victory-your cherished aspiration and pursuit or get rubbished in the valley of defeat by the dominating thought of your mind.
The mind is the starting point of success or failure. The battle is in the field but victory is attained before you start. You win or lose first in your mind before it becomes a reality. Success is not stumbled at. Flooding your mind with positive thoughts is an established mental procedure with successful folk.
Your mind is a well of life. Meditation is concentrated mental attention. God told Joshua to meditate on the word day and night in order to have good success. Every successful man or woman is pre-eminently a deep thinker. Be positive. Think! Pray through but think through ultimately.
Your actions cannot be positive when your thoughts are negative. Life reflects thoughts. You cannot confess success when you think failure. If you want to remain in constant health, let your thoughts be healthy. Think forward to go forward. A man backslides in the direction of his backward thoughts. Thinking backward is like putting the gear of a car in reverse and attempting to accelerate. Rather than go forward, the car will go backward.
TRUST IN THE LORD
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23. There is nothing too difficult for God to do. Put your trust in the Lord, you will overcome the force of stagnancy. Those who had their destiny redefined preeminently trusted in the Lord. You can never be defeated when you partner with God. Peter walked on the water to meet Jesus on the premise of the word, COME. He believed he could walk to meet Jesus and he did! When the wind was boisterous and fear pulled faith off his feet, Jesus stretched forth His hand to save him from sinking.
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. Job 36:11. Obedience is vital in overcoming stagnancy. Peter and his friends toiled all night fishing and caught nothing. A simple instruction with a simple obedience put an end to the stagnancy that pervaded that night. He cast his net and caught many fishes. John 21:6
And when he saw them, he said unto them, go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. Luke 17:14. It did not make sense for the 10 lepers to go and show themselves to the priest. Only lepers who are cured are required to go to the priest for verification and final approval. Jesus told the lepers to go and show themselves to the priest without prior healing. It looked ridiculous but they obeyed. They were cured on their way to see the priest.