Sometimes…I let him sleep. 🙂
We FEEL the way we feel because we THINK the way we think.
If we just let our brain run on autopilot we will think natural thoughts and the thoughts the enemy brings are going to drain us, AUTOMATICALLY! Without even trying.
It’s kind of like setting the dishwasher. If we turn the dishwasher ON and close the door, it’s going to RUN automatically.
We have the POWER to open it up and hit the button to make it stop, but if we DON’T, it runs!
Setting Our Own Tone
It’s much like our BRAIN when it gets going. Negative things happen, and without us even thinking the power starts DRAINING out of our thought life.
So we have to, ON PURPOSE, go back and think or say things like.
• I am HAPPY!
• I am NICE!
• I am LOVING and compassionate!
• I am difficult to offend and QUICK to FORGIVE!
• I LOVE helping people!
We Have A Scripture For That!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such, there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
Every day, we have to LIVE in that scripture and SAY it out loud…because STUFF is gonna happen.
We can feel the way we WANT to feel because we purposefully CONTROL the way we think.
God has equipped us. He has already given us ALL those qualities.
If we just think what our Heavenly Father tells us to think about …we can DO this!
Prayer For Today
“Father God, thank you for arming me with the Fruit of Your Spirit. I have more than enough for any situation. In Jesus’ name.”
Share With Us
Have you ever had to rely on God to resist overreacting in tough circumstances? We’d like to hear how you handled it.
Be purposeful with your my thoughts and realizing that I am in control of them makes all the difference. God is always there to lean on.