Daily Devotional – 7/15/15 “Stop thinking it!”

Bishop Woodson of Mt. Gilead Ministries said in the closing on class last night, “change doesn’t come when you stop doing it but change comes when you stop thinking it!” Now, this marinated with me all night because many times we think we can change simply by letting go but if we don’t change our thoughts we are simply fooling ourselves. We’ve been held down far too long with generational curses, it’s time to change our thought processes. Our churches are suffering because we have yet to change the thinking of those who are in charge. Yea, what may have worked for grandma then needs to be revised now. Look, we say we are changing our lives by getting out of dead-end relationships but if our mind is still attached to the dead-end him or her, we will wind up back in the same situation. We say we have changed from indulging in childish behavior of arguing with folk on social media yet if all we do is sit up and think about what we want to say to them, we haven’t changed. I’ve told you before; we have to change our thought process. We have to get away from thinking we can’t to now knowing that we can. We have to stop thinking that we won’t make it, to believing that with God, all things are possible. We’ve got to stop thinking that just because momma or daddy didn’t that we can’t when baby we aren’t her or him.

When we change our thinking; we open up the door to possibilities, opportunities, prospects, places and people we couldn’t have even thought of before. How do you change your thinking? Well, Ephesians 4:21-24 says this, “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God–truly righteous and holy.” If that isn’t enough, Romans 12:2 says, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” When we change the way we think; we’ll be able to go through the test, handle the times we fall, the sickness, the death in our family, being talked about, being overlooked for that promotion, being denied at the bank and being around hellish folk because then we’ll know it’s just God working on our behalf. When we change our thoughts, things change in our lives for the greater! Change doesn’t come when you stop doing it but change comes when you stop thinking it! Change your thinking to … #IknowIcan #Iwill #Godwilldoit #Itaintmybattle #Mygreateriscoming

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