Have you been “thinking about what you are thinking about” this week?
If my day has been joy-filled and peaceful (even with four busy kids, crazy schedule, etc..) ….my mind has most likely been focused on life-giving Truth.
But if I am frazzled and irritable and anxious and in a bunch about everything – typically my mind has been rehearsing my many fears, failures, insecurities, and shortcomings all. day. long.
And that, my dear friend, is not the abundant life that is ours in Christ.
In my last post I shared how, for many years, I allowed this “stinkin thinkin” to negatively impact most of my days. Even after I became a Jesus girl, I would wear false beliefs like sticky defining nametags, covered over with hurtful lies that I had picked up on along the way.
Labels such as: Not good enough. Not wanted. Not beautiful enough. Bad Mom. And yes, fat red cow. Ouch.
I wonder if you can relate?
So how do we get free of the lies, labels, and false beliefs that have been holding us back, and robbing us of the freedom that is available to us?
The Key: Renewing Our Mind with God’s Word
Certainly there have been many aspects and layers of my healing journey: Christian counseling. Reading God’s Word. Godly mentors. Forgiveness of myself and others. Prayer. Small group Community. Spending time with Jesus. Faithful Friends. Our Bible teaching Church.
But to experience daily victory, I must choose to “take off” the words that hurt – including the lies and false beliefs – and “put on” the TRUTH found in God’s Word.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self…to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
If we’ve been walking around with “stinkin’ thinkin”, how do we live this out on a daily basis?
Well y’all know I’m such a simple girl. I literally started to picture myself ripping off the lies and putting on new nametags of TRUTH – A to Z style.
- A – I am Accepted.
- B – I am Beautiful
- C – I am Chosen
- D – I am Delievered (God delivered me from a cocaine addiction in 1996, certainly He can free me from the grip of negative thinking!)
You get the idea.
In the beginning I carried my A to Z Identity in Christ Verse Cards with me everywhere I went – even to the dentist while I was getting a cavity filled!
But friend, it was so worth it. It’s amazing what God’s Truth can do!
Sweet friend, we have a choice: We don’t have to live defeated any longer. We can “take off” the words that hurt us, and replace them with His healing, life-changing Words.
My dear friend Darlene, the founder of Verseability, has created an awesome resouce to help us!
Darlene has made spiral bound booklets with 26 BIble Verses all based on who we are in Christ, A to Z style.
She even made one Versebook for adults and one for kids. Although the books look different on the outside, the Memory verses are the same on the inside to encourage memorization together. What a great way to spend idle time in the car!
Here’s my FUN NEWS: Darlene has offered to give 10 versebooks away – 5 adults, 5 kids – to 10 blessed *She Sparkles* friends. Woo Hoo!
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P.S. I had the privilege of sitting in with Jeri Howe and her remarkable round table discussion here. We are talking about “The Principle of Proper Thinking” all week. You can listen to our 4 one hour discussions online if you’d like to go deeper on this topic!
Disclosure: I was not provided with any financial compensation for this giveaway, and as always, all opinions are mine.