The other day I was scrolling down my Facebook feed with an attitude. If you’re a Facebook regular, especially if you have a fan/biz page, you may be experiencing a number of Facebook unpleasantries lately. I confess, I was irritated. And then I scrolled past a post with this quote by Adele Basheer: “What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.”
Who am I becoming?
The last thing I want is my curmudgeonly thoughts to produce negativity in my interactions, creativity, and who I become. It’s amazing how quickly I can let myself go down that road when just a wee bit of discomfort comes my way. I’m embarrassed to admit it.
How about you? Are you good at staying on the high road, or do you find it easy to slide down the slippery slope and into the muck?
So what do we do when we catch ourselves sliding?
Think about these things….
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.
I know I’ve shared this before. It helps me. Still, this “taking”every thought captive” is a hard thing.
How do you handle your thoughts?
Why be Ordinary when You can be Extraordinary!
Let’s make a pact together.
Let’s decide to purposefully, intentionally…
- Look for beauty and goodness in others and all around us.
- Choose to train our minds to think good thoughts (Philippians 4:8).
- Fix our eyes on the person we want to become.
What kind of extraordinary person do you want to become?
I’d love to hear about that beautiful person you are imagining….she’s on her way to being extraordinary….I just know it!
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