|God really does never cease to amaze me!
I was 60 in July and that has led to A LOT of reflection. My children arranged a birthday party for me and asked me to write a brief timeline for my life up to date. It took me many hours to chronicle 60 years of an eventful life!!
There were many things they didn't know about me, and my family were amazed at some aspects of what has been an interesting story of ups and downs, twists and turns, and amazing grace and redemption.
When I look back at my life it is so clear that the Lord has been leading me, my life is so very different to how it was even 10 years ago and the Lord’s hand is so evident. God spoke to me clearly as I walked through my life and remembered and noted the many remarkable God moments. He has helped me to focus again. I am thankful for so many things.
In this year alone He has fulfilled my dream of writing and publishing my first book – How To Hear God – and my brother and his family came to help me celebrate my
birthday. What’s so amazing about that? I haven’t seen them for 9 years!!
Be encouraged to keep on hoping, and keep on believing the best, NEVER give up, God knows your dreams and when your heart is turned to Him He does answer the deep longings of your heart.
Please check out my book on Amazon, I wrote it with you in mind. Read the wonderful reviews from people who are now enjoying a closer walk with God. They warmed my heart; my prayer is that they will encourage you to reach for more.
How to Hear God - Amazon USA
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Blessings to hear the Lord and walk in His ways,
What lies might you have believed
that are getting in the way and
holding you back from God's best for you?
Learn to take thoughts captive and
tell yourself the truth
If you are looking for a breakthrough, or if you have been derailed and long to get back on track, I strongly encourage you to get started on clearing away the obstacles and tell yourself the truth.
Identifying the lies that you have come to believe and exchanging the lies for truth is a precious key. When you start agreeing with God rather than man you begin to restore hope and clear the way for getting on the right track.
Most of what happens in your life happens because of the way you think and what you tell yourself
about things. Wrong thinking produces unhelpful emotions, unhelpful reactions, unhelpful behaviour and ultimately, unhappiness. Learning how to deal with your thoughts is the first step towards renewing your mind and getting back on track.
What are you telling yourself about your circumstances?
I encourage you to tune into the things you say to yourself and monitor your self-talk for the next 5 days. One of my clients calls this a thought audit. She spends time each day identifying what she’s been telling herself throughout the day and plans what she will tell herself instead. I think you'll be surprised at what you've telling yourself and the lies that you have come to believe.
Train yourself to catch negative thoughts before they take root and do damage. Learn to recognize the lies you believe for what they are and replace them with the truth. When you change what you tell yourself about things you will start to change how you
How you feel is a result of what you think
"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7
The Bible clearly teaches that feelings and behaviour are a result of the way you think about things. Your feelings are caused by what you tell yourself about your circumstances. If you tell yourself that you never get anything right, you'll start to believe it. If you believe it, you'll act as though you believe it.
If you haven't already, I'd like you to
think about the things you tell yourself.
Take a few minutes to write them down.
If you tell yourself that your boss has it in for you, you'll believe what you tell yourself and treat your boss as though he's your enemy. When you find yourself believing something negative, ask yourself what evidence you have. Is there another possible explanation?
It's what you believe about things that makes you happy
or unhappy. What you think and believe determines how you feel and what you do. You can start to change negative feelings immediately by changing what you tell yourself about things. You don't have to wait and it doesn't have to be a long process.
Just reading this article won't help you to change. Doing something about what you read will. It takes work to identify the lies you believe and exchange them for the truth. Are you ready to do some work?
For this to be effective, you first need to believe that you can change.
If you don't believe that you can change, you won't really try.
Scientists are discovering that
"What you think can actually change the chemical composition of your brain cells and the rest of your central nervous system."
"Your self-talk can actually alter your glandular, muscular and neural behaviour."
"According to your faith be it unto
What you think and what you tell yourself is crucial.
When you change what you believe it will affect your feelings and your behaviour. Once you start to eliminate unfounded, unhelpful thoughts and replace them with the truth, you will be free to lead a satisfying and fulfilling life.
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Are you ready to eliminate limiting beliefs and tell yourself the truth?
This is what I encourage you to do over the next week.
- Listen to the words you tell yourself.
- Start to agree with God about what He says about you.
- Start to exchange the lies for truth
- Thank God for what you do have.
- Count your blessings
Here are some no cost resources to help you
Who You Are In Christ
Scriptures to help you to build your faith
Encourage Your Heart
Please do follow these links and don't just read what's there, actually speak out the words you find.
Allow the truth to refresh you, and renew your thinking, then you will be free to dream new dreams, and dare to believe that you will know God's goodness while in the land of the living.
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We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or admirable think about such things. Phil. 4:8
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Lynne Lee is a Christian life coach and life coach trainer, who helps people to see themselves through God'e eyes and
live life as He intended.
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