I have been reading a book by Sue Augustine entitled Sanity Secrets for Stressed-Out Women. She wrote the following statement. "According to studies, when our thoughts are monitored on an average day, over 80 percent of what we think about is negative." Wow! This statement made me do some serious thinking about this matter.
The scripture above mentions that we reap what we sow. With that in mind, if we are sowing these negative thoughts, then it makes sense that we reap the results of that as well. When it gets boiled down to that, it makes me realize the importance of guarding what we say to ourselves, and also what we think too.
A friend of Sue Augustine sent her the following list:
- You say, "It's impossible." God says, "All things are possible." (Luke 18:27)
- You say, "I'm too tired." God says, "I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28-30)
- You say, "I can't go on." God says, "My grace is sufficient." (2 Corinthians 12:9)
- You say, "I can't figure things out." God says, "I will direct your steps." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- You say, "I can't do it." God says, "You can do all things." (Philippians 4:13)
- You say, "It's not worth it." God says, "It will be worth it." (Romans 8:28)
- You say, "I can't manage." God says, "I will supply all your needs." (Philippians 4:19)
- You say, "I feel so alone." God says, "I will never leave you or forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)