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Somebody Else’s Words

I’m thinking lately, how with the shut down of every thing outside of my home, just how much time I’ve had to write, and learn some new techniques for photography, or to use some serious tools for learning how to make good films.

I’m also thinking lately, just how much of those things I have not been doing.

Add to that, the fact that I try to steer myself away from the negative stuff floating around social media, but the stuff still gets in.

Those thoughts, they are somebody else’s.

And they cause my own thoughts to be quite well covered up.

To the point where stringing two thoughtful sentences together is difficult.

Who is to say what is right?

“I’ve got somebody else’s thoughts in my head I want some of my own
I want some of my own I want some of my own”

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ron Aniello / Jason Wade
Somebody Else’s Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs
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Here are a few of my thoughts.

I’ll put them in a list, that way they don’t have to be well worded, but I need to get them out before they are lost; again.

  • We all did what was required of us
  • We stayed home – we stayed in
  • It’s time to leave the nest again
  • The suicide rate is well up from where it was just two months ago
  • Mental health is important – for some – it does mean life or death
  • The stores are full of terrified people – how long can we live in fear?
  • Some are taking charge where it is not their place to do so
  • Some were given the place, and shouldn’t have been
  • Campgrounds and parks are open, but pools and lakes are not, da?
  • Fresh air and sunshine would go a long way to our physical and mental health, right?
  • Zoom, Facebook Live and other meeting places were fun. At first.
  • Eating and cooking at home has been an adventure – Coronavirus 15 (pounds) anyone?
  • BONUS: Reading an entire series of books has been great. (somebody else’s words)
  • BONUS: Reading books I would not have even considered before has enlarged my understanding (somebody else’s words)
  • Even with all of the “practice” reading, I still don’t read any faster. Boo.
  • Binge watching is a really cool activity (somebody else’s words)
  • Sore backside from all that binge-ing
  • Running low on binge-able material
  • The dog has been on more walks in our country fields
  • I really need to go back to church, and exercise class, and lunch with the girls
  • Hugs. I need hugs. I’m not generally a rule breaker, but …

This has turned into quite a mix and match of good and not so good.

I’ll leave you with this;

  • If you don’t feel well, by all means, stay home
  • If you need to go out, please do
  • If you feel the need to wear a mask, do so
  • If you don’t feel a need to mask up , be respectful and keep your distance
  • You should not be touching your face any way!
  • Don’t be judgy of those who feel differently than you do
  • DO wash your hands.
  • Read, sing, dance, write, chat, worship, exercise, turn off the news; anything you need to do to keep your spirits up.

My little list rant has helped to get this out of my head.

Perhaps it helped your thinking to move too, one way or the other.

Maybe now I’ll have room for some “Words of My Own”.

Until next time …

Walk Worthy

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…to be fully pleasing, to walk worthy of you…

These words,

The chorus of a song over and over.

In my ears and in my head.

Am I truly walking worthy of Him?

It is indeed the desire of my heart.

Funny, not as in ha ha,

But funny as in sad, that when I think I am “walking worthy, then a besetting sin runs up behind me and tries to overtake me.

Yuck!

Some scriptures come to mind;

Romans 12:3 (NIV1984)  For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

But I do not believe I am not thinking of myself too highly.

As a matter of fact, I am finally thinking of myself in the manner that God made me in the first place, in the secret place.

Proverbs 16:18 (NIV 1984) Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

I believe my spirit is less and less haughty all the time.

I am requiring myself to relinquish each prideful thing that I recognize in myself..

Hebrews 12:1 (NIV1984) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Oh, there it is.

Everything that hinders my walk with Him.

The sinful thoughts that turn into sinful actions if I continue to entertain them.

Those things that entangle me coming up from by-gone days.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (NLT) We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God.  We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

Here I see it.

The answer.

My sin begins in my thoughts.

I must capture them before they run away with me.

I must choose to stop them,

by changing them into thoughts that are God centered.

Scripture says just that.

James 1:14-16 (NLT) 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions.  And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.

Would you pray with me?

Lord;

Help me not to be mislead.

I want to walk worthy of You.

I want to be worthy of the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus Christ.

Help me not only to capture those thoughts,

but to lay them at the cross of Jesus.

His blood paid for them.

They are His.

I no longer lay claim to them.

Let my thoughts be Your thoughts God.

Yours and Yours alone.

Amen.

If you have any thoughts you would like to share,

about your walk,

or the answers you have found,

I’d love to read them in the comments.

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made