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Stop Thinking That Way

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Most of our lives we have heard “the sky is the limit.”  The bible teaches us, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. What has caused you to put your dreams on hold?  What barriers have you not been able to breakthrough? Have you placed limits on your purpose simply through your way of thinking? 

Traditional history teaches Christopher Columbus set out to discover the world.  Most believed the world was flat, but despite what the majority thought, despite what science dictated, despite predictive studies; Christopher Columbus decided to explore the new world. As a result he discovered the new world and that it was not flat. 

I read a story set in the early 1900’s of a man traveling from Europe to America. He was a man of limited means yet big dreams of a new and prosperous future.

This man purchased a ticket to travel by boat and the entire voyage ate cheese and crackers while wishing he had enough to join the others in the main dining hall. While this man wished for more, he tried to find contentment in his state of eating cheese and crackers.  After a few days, a fellow voyager asked why he never joined the others in the main dining hall. The traveler responded he only had money to purchase his ticket covering the travel, not additional costs for meals. The fellow voyager chuckled and explained, the dining hall meals were part of the package, it was an all-inclusive ticket.

Sometimes we miss out due to ignorance, sometimes we miss out because we refuse to challenge the status quo. Other times we miss out when we limit ourselves with our life views and ways of thinking. 

Jesus said, I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly. For us to reach next level thinking we must expand from where we are and tell ourselves to stop thinking certain ways.  There are breakthrough’s in medicine, law, science, plus more; waiting on you. 

II Corinthians 10:5 tells us, “ Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” We need to control our thoughts or our thoughts will control us. When you think better, you live better. Replacing thoughts and rejecting certain mindsets will bring change. In the bible, there was a city named Jericho. Jericho had walls so thick chariots were raced on them. When a particular group was instructed to take the city, the directive seemed out of reach. However, Caleb did not allow his thoughts of defeat to outweigh thoughts of promise. Caleb and Joshua were the only ones 40 and older that acquired their promise land. They didn’t allow others deter them from acquiring what God had already said was theres. 

I encourage you today to not allow thoughts of defeat to outweigh thoughts of promise. You are loved, appreciated, accepted, approved by God and highly favored. Don’t allow setbacks to formulate thoughts of rejection. Put a stop to thoughts that say it will never occur or it will take too long. Whatever your thoughts, face it, trace it, erase it and replace it God’s thoughts. You are destined for a life of victory and living at the next level. See you at the top!

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