We have been learning how our thinking is based on our belief system. This is a critical piece of knowledge that you need to know about yourself if you are going to make the necessary steps to change. Changes that effect how you treat yourself as well as others. It is not until you see, read, or feel something different before you initiate a change. Something different will always challenge your belief system by anchoring it or dispelling the fallacy which you based your thinking on. You don’t know that you can ‘do better‘ till you ‘see better.’ You were probably OK with your ‘I phone’ till the newer version came out. Then you wanted or needed a change to ‘do better.’
We all are governed by reward and punishment in life that will promote change. The Word of God will promote you to change, that is how it is designed. You see ‘the better’ in life (John 10:10) and you seek ‘the better’ through the Word of God.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
10The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till itoverflows).
How you seek it is by thinking it or pondering it till it becomes real in your life. A prime example is Mary the mother of Jesus and her reaction to the message of the angel Gabriel.
- King James Version
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
We also call thinking mediating, a form of thinking in a positive manner to change the inner man.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
8This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.
Why meditate? How does it affect a change in you? Let’s look at the scripture below:
- Amplified Bible
Practice and cultivate and meditate upon these duties; throw yourself wholly into them [as your ministry], so that your progress may be evident to everybody.
Notice how Paul tells Timothy how to change his behavior by practicing and cultivating and then meditating. You don’t practice because you like it you do it to get better. Emotions or time restraint should not enter into the equation of practice because they are excuses. Here is how I feel about excuses: nobody cares, handle your business and it will be handled for you. I also tell my children that excuses are like the ‘down’ escalators they will never take you up. You get it so practice. Paul also says, ‘cultivate it’ which means: Do it till you get a taste for it. Figure out how to like it in order to make it yours, ‘own it.’ Then lastly meditate it, or rehearse the action in your mind; this is what we know as ‘THINKING.’
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