“How a woman thinks is often how she lives.” (<–tweet this)
I’m just saying I think I need to read this chapter every. single. day. until I begin to rid myself of negative inside chatter. I read the chapter this weekend, but today I needed reminding again.
Our bodies are designed to respond to our negative thoughts. For everything God has commanded us to do, there is a reason behind it and this – the command to think of things that are lovely, pure, and true, is given to us to protect us from our own body’s response to our negative thoughts.
It kinda makes me want to break out in praise, because it always comes back to Him and His greatness and goodness to us. But that’s only when I think of how I’m designed to respond to His command in a positive way.
On a regular day, how I think is how I am. And I am a woman who has lived enslaved to her negative thoughts. But He is helping me get untangled from the mess I’ve let myself get in.
I know how my negative thoughts have affected just about everything in my life including relationships. my worth. my hope. my family. my children and husband. me. every bit.
So, I want to live a new way. Because how I think is how I live. And I want to plant new seeds.
“Friendships are like plowed open fields ready for growth. What we plant is what will grow. If we plant seeds of reassurance, blessing, and love, we reap a great harvest of security. Of course, if we plant seeds of backbiting, questioning, and doubt, we reap a great harvest of insecurity.”
Lord, we are women who want to live for You, Your kingdom, and Your glory. Help us to think of ourselves in the way that is true and noble. Give us Your thoughts for us. Set each one of us free from the negative chatter and help us to be obedient to your good commands!
“How a woman thinks is often how she lives.”
I just let that one swoosh around in my brain for a while.
How I think is often how I live.
I don’t think I’m good enough in one way or another, so I project that onto the way others think of me.
I am not content in this situation, so I long for a new one and live like this one doesn’t have anything to offer.
I let my mind sabotage my life. My marriage. My relationships.
No more. I am determined to submit to the Lord in this area. To ask Him to change my mind and my heart.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. :: Philippians 4:6-9
I’m praying about something right now that is heavy on my heart. It comes down to what I’m called to vs. what I’m anxious about. The anxiety is not going away, it is ever-present. But I have not been praying with my eyes on Him, just on the situation. I need to pray with my eyes on Him, filtering my thoughts through the truth of His Word. Seeking His will.
Because how a woman thinks is often how she lives.
How are you living?