Surrender Your Thinking
You know that term “You are what you eat?”. Well we are going to see in this Daily Christian Inspiration that “You are what you think” as well. Surrender your thoughts to change your mood is exactly what God says in Proverbs 23:7“As a man thinks in his heart and so he is”. Our thoughts change our moods. When I think negatively it changes my mood to match. My wife is always quick to say “something is bothering you” when I’m in a bad mood. She knows I am thinking negatively. This negative thinking also brings on stress. When you are in this negative mood, you need to act quickly on the surrender method because people don’t like to be around negative people. Its a cancer, it brings down everyone.
It actually brings down EVERYTHING around you, from your mood to your thoughts, to your body. Your head droops, and your slump over. People who are unhappy cannot stay content, they cannot focus. Sometimes it’s even hard to keep friends because nobody wants to be around you because when a negative person sees one thing wrong, they tend to fix their minds on it. Any enjoyment that comes along is quickly gone because it is blocked by all of the negativity. How can we fix this? We have to surrender our thoughts and stop the “waiting” for something good to happen, and take action to ensure that something good will happen.
God made our minds so powerful, that when we truly think about something it effects so much around us, and most importantly effects our own mood, and physical body. We can make ourselves happy or sad by simply choosing what we think. Surrender your thoughts because they hold the power of contentment, joy and sadness.
In Galatians 5:22 God gave us the ability to have self control. You can control your thoughts as you surrender to Him. You need to make that choice. You need to realize that there’s a battle going on in your mind, and you can make that change to be what God has called you to be. Don’t let your thoughts go out of control. Surrender to Him daily and think good, positive thoughts, and know that HE is the one that will fill your cup with the Joy, and the Love for the day and the moments in your life! Now, to this day I am not completely free of the battle that takes place in my mind, but I am learning more and more how to discipline my thoughts and surrender to Him what needs to be surrendered. It takes time, and it takes practice. I practice the art of surrender even when I don’t need to. If I am in a good mood, I still surrender to him, and repeat a positive thought in my own mind. I don’t want Satan to have any footholds in my life.
The other day I was in my garden and their was a few cucumber beetles eating away at my cukes. I quickly got my Neem Oil out, and went to work to organically remove these nasty critters. I look back on this and I see that I needed to start the process of removing the beetles before they even settled in. I make it harder