AUG 24TH - LESSONS IN JOY

The Joy of Right Now - The Gift of the Present

 

You can use your thought life to maximize your God-given potential, or you can misuse it or even ignore it.The way you think can either multiply your gifts, and talents or shrink them.

 

Our thoughts, like our actions, have consequences. You can't think critically about your spouse, even if you believe it is warranted and reap true intimacy. You can't think negatively and live positively anymore than you can plant apple seeds and reap a harvest of oranges.

 

In your thought life, there's no differentiation between past, present, and future. All you have is right now. This is the gift of the present. So, thinking, talking, and worrying about what you do not want can never bring you what you do not want.

 

Proverbs 23:7 reminds us “as a person thinks in his heart, so is he” Your thought life is shaping and molding you everyday.

 

God has entrusted you with a powerful mind. Use it wisely to keep your thoughts on the good stuff - and you'll be blessed with the gift of the present.