Life and death begin with a thought

What I think and what I spend time thinking about is important. Why? Because my thoughts determine what I do. More importantly, the thoughts I choose to trust develop my ideology – or what I believe in my heart.

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.”

Proverbs‬ ‭23:7‬

Fact is, just like my creator, my words have tremendous power – “…Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” (Proverbs 18:21), so I realized I have to be mindful of what I speak into my environment, and what I say to other people. I’ve learned to be more intentional about how I spend my time. I chose to spend more time in the word of God because it is life. This meant some things had to go.

I found it necessary to take inventory of what what I read, watch, and listen to – information that I choose to trust shapes what I believe (about myself and the world). My words and actions, and or lack there of, are filtered through what I believe. I was created to create, and I create what I release from my heart through thought and deed. Therefore, what I feed my mind is critical – it dictates what I will produce.

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