|Pro 6:2||Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.|
I am finding that while my mind is determined to put things into compartments so as to make some sense out of what I see, hear, and think and I am becoming more aware of my speech …
I am catching myself mention what I didn’t like about something. I am hanging around the edge of negativity and forgetting to mention what I liked about the situations I was dealing with. I really don’t like this sight of myself at all. I want to find balance in this area.
I confided in a friend and I asked her to ask me what I liked about these situations if she hears me hanging about the negative watering hole. She told me “I will just tell you to shut up!” I cracked up laughing so hard. :0) I needed a break from the mental beating I was giving myself. What wisdom though…
Isn’t that exactly what I need to do – JUST SHUT UP!!
I know that this has to be my lesson, where I am needing some focus – because it seems to me that all the world is speaking to me about watching my mouth…being sure to communicate goodly things. I came upon a book called Speaking from the Heart which is all about communicating like Christ in my closet. I also had read an article about the power of words and I have been hyper-aware of “what I just said”
The way my mind works, I see what is missing from a situation . Then my imagination kicks in to help me create that element into the situation. If I am not able to do so. I am left with what is missing. Often leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth, which is often what I end up communicating to whom ever listens to me.
I am also finding that when I dont stick to truth. Like when I know that I should not change my facial cleanser but I let the MaryKay lady talk me into it and I have a break out!! Whats the missing element, it is not sticking to the truth that I KNOW!!
Pray with me that I would get off the edge of the negative…and stick to what I know…
Thanks to my friend who told me: You are not a negative person, you have a eye for the positive and you communicate that often. This is just an area that God wants to refine. Submit. Your teachable. Learn the lesson and move on. Dont beat yourself up, condemnation is of the enemy not the Lord. – Thanks for the reminder! :0)
|2Ti 1:13||Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.|
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Thank you…lasso..interesting…Reminds me of when the Lord said “Reign in those wild mind horses” :0)
You are in a good place. You are listening and aware of what God is speaking! And you are making a conscious choice to change your thoughts. I know I’ve been there, and still try to camp out there sometimes, allowing negative thoughts to creep in and find their way to a place where they don’t belong, wreaking havoc on my mental well being. Keep your lasso handy, throw a loop around the negativity and pull tight! And keep doing what you’re doing, see the good in all that God has created 🙂
I’m praying with you! I know what you mean about battling your imagination…making the voices that are not God submit to Him. That book seems like a good read. I like the “communicating like Christ in my closet” idea. What a beautifully written sentence!