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“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23 AMP).
When something is toxic, it’s poisonous; it can destroy you. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do or how we’ll never get ahead, those thoughts are toxic thoughts. Toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste that sinks into your heart. It will eventually contaminate your whole life. It affects your self-image. It affects your attitude, your level of confidence, and ultimately, your success. That’s why the scripture says to guard your heart because the condition of your heart and mind determine the condition of your whole life.
Make the decision today to detox any negative, self-defeating thoughts by meditating on God’s promises instead. Make the decision to detox bitterness, detox low self-esteem, detox negative words that may have been spoken over you, detox condemnation. Make the decision to dwell on what God says about you. God says, “You are forgiven.” God says, “Your best days are in front of you.” God says, “I’ll restore the years that the enemy has stolen.” As you detox your mind and fill your thoughts with His promises, you’ll see His hand of blessing on your life. You’ll rise up higher, and you’ll live the abundant life He has for you!
Whether you are referring to God or your future spouse :)
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Amen. Don’t settle for anything less then what you ACTUALLY deserve, Ladies. You’re more than that.
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I know it’s cliche but hear me out, sometimes we go through trials in our lives that lead us into ruts. Big, fat, ugly, ruts. For some of us that just means a few missed readings at night or in the morning, maybe a few days or weeks where we don’t study at all but for people like me, when we get stuck in filthy ruts that drag us down, it can take a few months to get back on our feet. I’ve realized some things while being stuck so long that I would love to share to who ever is reading;
It’s okay. It’s okay to be stuck in ruts, not knowing what to do. For a while I felt like I was the worst Christian on the planet because I didn’t have the eagerness or perserverance to read my Bible and study His Word. It’s the worst feeling knowing you went so long without it and thinking about the dissapointment you may have caused God. Course, being the forgiving Man that He is, it’s alright that you forgot and fell a little. HE IS STILL GOING TO LOVE YOU. That was the hardest thing to overcome. Being able to wrap my mind around the fact that even through the ignorance and selfishness that I was acting out on, He will STILL love me no matter what. We could completely decieve Him and he would still love us. Now is that crazy or what?
All I’m saying is that people get stuck in ruts, and if you are stuck in a certain problem or phase, just let God do the work. If you want to be close to Him again, try to pray about it, have others pray for you, listen to music that’s influential in a GOOD way and try your stinkin hardest to always be aware of what you are saying, how you are acting, and what ideas you are trying to get across.
I know this was short and not as elaborate as I would have liked but if you are one of those people like me, I hope this helped even by the slightest bit. Thank you for reading :)
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