“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground,
for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.”
– Hosea 10:12 (ESV)
Daily Meditation: Joshua 6, Psalm 26:2
Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap character. Sow character, reap a destiny.
Our thoughts influence us at the deepest level. Paul was aware of this when he wrote, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think about such things” (Philippians 4:8, NIV).
It is easy for us to lose track of our thought life and develop angry or hateful thoughts. But allowing ourselves to slip into the habit of letting our thoughts run wild can take a serious toll on our lives. Even though thoughts cannot be seen, they can have definite consequences if we let them influence our actions. How do we break such negative cycles? By setting our “minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Colossians 3:2, NIV).
That may be hard to do, but little by little, one small thought at a time, we can learn to discipline our minds and control our thoughts. How? By walking with God and sowing the right seeds—the right thoughts—which will inevitably bring the right harvest. No more mind games. Let’s fix our gaze on him.
“Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
– Author Unknown
Be fearless: Thoughts are so small, yet they direct our lives in major ways. No one else on the planet has the power to control your thoughts. They are your own, for better or for worse. So decide today to set your mind on the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Heavenly thinking will change your life!
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year.
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.