Who are you quoting?
What thoughts are you having?
What life are you living?
“We go where we look” Tim McGraw
“If you build it, he will come.” Kevin Costner
“Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.” Sitting Bull
“If you feed them they will come” Bruce Martin – About church functions.
We’ve all heard these kinds of sayings.
Do we take them seriously?
Probably, but only for a moment.
Then our usual habits sneak back in, and we find ourselves doing the same things over and over again.
It takes some real tenacity to continue on the road to success; whatever you deem that success to be.
What I’m about to share with you is basically the same thing.
Whatever you give you time to, helps to create who you are.
So with the next two quotes, I’ll give you my personal recommendation.
These two ideas were placed in my head several years ago, (2008?) they grabbed me, and have had me ever since.
This is not to say that I get them right all of the time, but it is to say that I have found them tremendously helpful.
The person speaking was Graham Cooke.
First; “If you don’t like the thought you’re having, then have another thought.”
Second; “Opposition attaches itself to what you do not remove.”
So how does this removal work?
How can I do that?
By reinventing your walk in the Fruit of the Spirit.
People spend copious amounts of time trying to reinvent themselves, only to find themselves the same, or worse than they were before.
Only by REMOVING the old thoughts, can the new ones take over.
I refer you to the Holy Bible, Galatians 5.
The whole chapter is enlightening, but I point you to verse 22-23 which says; But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Against such things there is no law; simply means you can’t go wrong!
This means to me that there is great power in these fruits.
So here’s the thing;
If in your life you are seeing the opposite; hatred, bitterness, anger, strife, jealousy,
(The list is long I suppose, and different for each of us.)
then I would encourage you to choose the “Fruit” that is opposite of your issue, and
“Have another thought”.
Look where you’re going.
Feed the right thing.
Build a place inside you where the “Fruit” can be attracted to and grow.
Feed the right things – and more will begin to appear in your mind and in your heart.
One last quote;
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet, and the books you read.” Charlie Tremendous Jones
I encourage you to choose your reading, your friends, and your thinking wisely.
It makes all the difference.
Until next time.
**http://Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life; by Tim McGraw
** Kevin Costner as Ray – Field of Dreams – 1989.