Those aren’t my thoughts
Proverbs 23:7 says that, “ as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” The heart represents the innermost part of our spiritual being. Whatever you ponder on there, is what you will be in the physical. If you take a second to think back to your childhood, some of those thoughts in your heart have become you. Though you may not like to admit it, it’s the truth.
There comes a time in life where you have to take an inventory of what’s in your heart. Did God put those things there? Did you? Or did someone else? And why do the thoughts others put there, matter more? Most of this comes from a root of rejection, turned into people pleasing. For others it’s something greater than that. But regardless, you are now at the age where you have to take hold of the things happening deep inside of you.
Yes, I know what mama said, but you are an adult now. You can rewrite that lie with God’s truth. Yes, I know what your ex said, but you have to stop letting people live rent free in a life they aren’t living. Instead of just entertaining any thought that springs up, bring them into submission to the authority of Jesus Christ. Start asking, “who put this here?”, “will this bring me closer to God or push me further away?”. If the answer is no on both ends, then PULL IT DOWN!
It’s time you start living and the only way to do that is to clean up the meditation of your heart. When you meditate more on what God says or what you say that’s in accordance to His will you will experience life in a more abundant way.
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Proverbs 23:7 NKJV
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”
II Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What’s one thought someone else put in your heart? What does God say about that thought? How will you remind yourself of what God says whenever the lie springs up?