Most of us have heard of this term. In all probability, we just let it roll right off our thinking.
How important are our
thoughts? My friend, the answer is: What
we think is very critical to our well being.
You have heard me quote “Science
is catching up with the Bible.”
Scientists who study the brain tell us that every thought and feeling we
experience is an electro-chemical event in the brain and nervous system, and it
will have a physiological consequence.
If it is negative, it will bring bio-chemical changes in the body.
Negative thoughts create
negative imaginations and emotions. Negative thinking triggers more than 1,400
known physical and chemical responses and activates more than thirty different
hormones and neurotransmitters that spill harmful toxins into your body, bringing about destruction.
Negative thoughts are the
enemy’s kind of thoughts. He whispers
temptation and deception. Negative
thoughts include fear, pride, stress, worry, anxiety, doubt, unbelief, hurts,
contention, unforgiveness, resentfulness, anger, rage, jealousy, evil thinking,
negative self-talk and so much more.
Science calls these Fear Thoughts.
emotions that are released from the thoughts (above) cause a flood of
destructive chemicals into the body (also above) causing such diseases as
hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, migraine headaches, cancer, skin disease,
allergies, infections, diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, digestive disorders,
autoimmune disorders, and much more. Every organ and cell, including the
nervous and digestive systems, will be affected by negative emotions.
to think what we are thinking!
Memories both good and bad
are stored in the brain. There are times when the bad memories surface and we
are prone to react without realizing that we are doing, so our emotions are set
off. A sound, a voice, or a specific
person can set off these memories. Dr. Aiko Hormann refers to these as “trigger
mechanisms.” For instance, we can become
victim to traumas such as the horrors of war, a terrible accident, abuse of a
physical, verbal or sexual nature, word curses, a difficult relationship,
witnessing a frightening event, a terrifying incident, and so on, and later in
life certain thoughts, words, expressions, sounds, or events can trigger this
incident in our mind and bring it back to the surface of our conscious memory,
thus creating more toxic chemicals to be released.
We can add the following to
the list of negative emotions that can have this sort of involuntary trigger
effect: rejection, abandonment, feelings of being lost, darkness, financial
problems, the lack of success and prosperity, false spirituality, revulsion,
rage, betrayal, hopelessness, despair, shame, humiliation—and this is to name
just a few. The destructive power of what is within us will fly out of our mouths in anger, thereby compounding the problem.
In her teachings, Dr. Aiko
Hormann has shared that at least 80 percent of our actions are motivated by
unconscious inner needs and drives. We all have the basic human needs to be
accepted, to feel worthwhile, and to feel capable at what we choose to do in
our life’s work. When these needs are unfulfilled, we tend to substitute them
with something else. We need to recognize these problems within ourselves.
You might say, “I am going to work on the power of positive
thinking” or “enroll in a self-motivation class.” You could probably learn something but it
won’t last. Because ONLY Jesus can
change your heart which will result in a change in how you think and what you
say. He is a loving, Holy and gentle
Savior, and His Word has the answers.
However, dear friend, you must have a personal relationship with Him to
The good news is that we can
be set free from hurtful memories through prayer and meditating on the Word of
God. Then we can begin building good
memories in their place so that when bad memories come up, they will not carry
the former negative knee-jerk reactions that hurt us mentally, spiritually, and
emotionally. The same is true of those
damaging thoughts and words.
(References: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; Romans 12:1-3; Mark 11:22-26; Psalms
19:14, Book of Ephesians.)
Ask God to reveal to you the deeply
buried root causes of your inner needs and drives. The more we are consciously aware of what we are
thinking, the easier it is to capture those thoughts and be in command of them.
We must lean on the Holy Spirit. Ask for His help in this discipline. He will
accomplish it within us
we focus our thinking on the things of God and His word, plus wholesome, happy
thoughts that are honest, true, just pure and lovely, we will receive the
results of healthy, life-giving chemicals flowing through our being giving us
life. We call these Faith Thoughts.
Isn’t it interesting that
the Bible tells us "that as a man thinks, so is he," from Proverbs 23:7. Also, "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" Matthew 12:34. “Death and life are in
the power of the tongue”
Proverbs 18:21. “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth,
thou art taken with the words of thy mouth” Proverbs 6:2.
Believing (God’s Word) is
establishing and committing ourselves, in faith, to the promises of
God. It is not a work of our emotions, but rather trusting in the
unseen promises of God to become real. It is our faith in action. We have God,
the Holy Spirit, to guide us.
If you can’t seem to control what you say or do, perhaps you do
not have the assurance that you have been truly born again and transformed by
Jesus. Stop this very moment and make
your confession before Him and invite Jesus into your life. What a difference it will make! Our transformed way of living brings victory
in this life and we receive Heaven too.
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