This topical title is very true. Take this journey with me to see how our mind’s operate. We must realize our thought life will have a great impact on our emotional and physical health. Any negative experience that you have encountered in the past can amazingly creep into our minds at any time. It can be sexual or some type of physical abuse when you were younger. It could have been some breach of trust and loyalty by a friend, business partner, or by a husband or wife.
Point to Ponder: Whatever you think on with your mind will result in a belief system within your heart. Whatever you believe in your heart you will confess or speak with your mouth. Your actions (body) will soon follow as you live out what is in your heart. Your nature and character will be formed and your destiny determined. You can be set free!
We must carefully examine why one gets thrust into the throes of depression and develops suicidal tendencies. Even having an abortion, any type of abuse, or act of infidelity can bring upon a man/woman many emotional consequences.
Thought: A thought is a collection of ideas on which the mind dwells. It is where the mind is directed to a subject or objects and stretches to it to form conceptions.
Imagination: The power or faculty of the mind by which it conceives and forms ideas of things communicated to it by our five senses. It is to form ideas and representations in the mind by our will working on the materials of memory. It selects parts of different conceptions or objects from memory to form a whole more pleasing than has ever been presented in the ordinary course of nature. This same mind can also take the whole idea formed and make it terrible or awful as well.
Your thoughts lead to your imagination, and this is the key to changing your reality! What you imagine today you will receive tomorrow because you ae consumed by varying thoughts. The environment you are in will be drawn to the reality that is formed in your mind. You have to shift your imagination into something that is stable…which we believe is God’s Word!
Your thoughts feed your imagination, which paints a picture (good or bad) in your mind of the manifestation and reality you are looking for. Evil or negative imaginations became a reality. The capacity is within us to think about good things and imagine life from God’s perspective.
The Power of Emotions
Whatever your thought life dwells on will ultimately manifest a set of emotions. Have you ever thought about a death of a loved one? Many times it will bring back memories and maybe even tears. Have you ever dwelled on an individual who offended you? The emotion of anger or even hatred may rise up in you. If you think on bad things negative emotions will result. If you think on good things positive emotions will result.
Your thought life will directly lead to how you feel. Emotions are a powerful force. Think of a semi-truck with a large load in the trailer. The cab and steering wheel is your mind and your free will. Have you ever seen a semi-truck jackknife? The load in the trailer is what can take the cab into the ditch. This is an example of the impact emotions can have upon one’s decisions.
Are choices influenced by our emotions?
Why do advertisers attempt to capture our attention and emotional state? It is to sell more of their product? It is commonly known that after someone dies families will spend more on a funeral when they are mourning as opposed to planning years ahead.
So whatever you think on affects your emotional state and ultimately what influences the choices that you make. Repeated choices result in habits which then in turn develops our nature and character. Your destiny will then be determined whether: life or death – happiness or sorrow – hope or depression.