Not everyone agrees on what a thought is. You might believe it is something you tell yourself. Maybe it was a spontaneous group of words that popped up out of nowhere or maybe it’s lingering angst from childhood. Horrors, it might even be the pizza you swallowed last night.
Scientists agree that what we think affects our bodies and might even worsen an illness. Fear creates another type of thought. Thoughts happen and then one by one our muscles react. Remember the Bible Verse? As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)
Imagine that you are dozing during a TV show and the thought hits you. I would like a bowl of chips. That thought is a reaction to a memory or a noise or the recent commercial advertising Miss Vicki’s!
All the networks of the brain are involved, but all of them have a different goal. One part wants to eat, another wants control, still another insists you are hungry. One of them wins and before you know it, you are licking salt off your fingers. How you think affects how you feel.
What if your thought is “I don’t want to be nice today. How does that look at the end of the day?
Are you saying one thing with your mouth and living in a totally different direction? That’s why what you think about matters, because it forms the basis of who you will become. The inside you will pop out in the way you act. You might talk a good game but your actions don’t show it. Everything a person I,s flows out of their heart.
It starts in your thoughts, my friend. When we know that our thoughts set our life pattern, then it behooves us to feed new thoughts into our brain and get new results.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17)