One word that comes to mind is “THINK”, which means:
*to have a particular opinion, beliefs, or idea about someone or something
*direct ones mind toward someone or something, uses one’s mind actively to form connected ideas
*call something to mind, remember *imagine
When you think about certain people or certain things it causes a reaction good or bad. For example, when I think of the goodness of Jesus and all that he’s done for me my soul cries out Hallelujah. Just that thought could cause me to go into shout or a praise. It will cause my hands to go up, it may even cause tears to fall from my eyes. Like wise if I think of someone who has hurt me and I am not fully healed it may bring up pain, anger or take me into a not so good place. Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”
What ever you keep replaying or rehearsing in your mind becomes a part of who you are. You give it power and cause it to come alive as that one thought can control or consume your life. You have power to take control over the thoughts that go on inside your mind. Once your thoughts enter into your heart it then produces into your life. Take control of them before they take control over you.
Have you ever gone out to eat or maybe at home that you were so hungry or maybe in a rush that you just started consuming your food to the point that you could hardly chew your food or you almost choked yourself to death because you had a mouth full of food. Sometimes this will cause us not to even chew our food properly and just inhale it which isn’t good for our digestive system and could cause problems in the long run. How many times in life have we taken in more than we can chew? Was it to prove that we could or to please some one else? Even if we are capable of doing it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are supposed to be. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the “work” that we become so far removed from what God has called us to do. When was the last time we consulted God about what we are supposed to be doing. There were many times I would find myself right in the middle of a task(s) and realized it was too much, why am I doing this or should I really be. After a period of time I felt overwhelmed, frustrated or burnt out to the point that when it came time for me to do the thing(s) that I was called to do I had no strength. If you take on more than you are able to handle something is bound to be overlooked, missed or neglected. Perfect that one thing with diligence and with excellence until you are able to manage more. Finish and complete the task at hand.
Colossians 3:23-24 #CLEANTHISHOUSE