“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…”
Pro 23:7 KJV
The way you think determines and directs the way you live. Most people don’t think about what they think about, instead they just let their thoughts run wild and as a result, their emotions are out of control, and they struggle with self-control. If you want to control your actions and emotions you need to start with your thinking.
The thoughts you think are seeds you plant in your heart which will take root and become beliefs. These beliefs are what dominates your heart (sub-conscious) and determine your default actions and emotions. If they are negative and ungodly thoughts (seeds) they will produce negative and ungodly fruit in your life. If they are positive and godly thoughts (seeds) they will produce positive and godly fruit in your life. So, what are you mostly thinking about?
“Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think…”
Rom 12:2 GOD’S WORD
Your thinking shapes your life and makes you who you are. Transformation (change) is the result of mind renewal (changing your way of thinking). If you want to change your life in any area then you need to change your heart. You can’t change your heart without changing your thinking. You change your thinking by changing your focus. As you focus on Jesus’ unconditional love for you, and God’s Word and you allow it to dominate your thoughts, it will start to change your default in your heart (sub-conscious) and it will result in a transformed life.
If you want to get the results the Word talks about then you need to start sowing the seed of the Word into your heart (Mark 4:14). You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7)! If you think like the world thinks you’ll get the fruit that the world gets (the good, the bad and the ugly), but if you start to think like the Word, you will start to experience the fruit of the Word. If you aren’t purposefully changing your way of thinking and aligning it with God’s Word, then you will naturally conform to the pattern of the world – you’ll just end up looking like the average unbeliever and your life experience will look just like theirs, too. You need to be purposeful about what you think about and focus on. You are the gatekeeper and custodian of your heart.
Guard your heart and protect it because your heart determines how you live. Change your thinking and you change your heart. Change your heart and you change your life. Change your life and you can change the world.