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In life, there are things that are “out of our control.” Things happen, situations arise, people react, and decisions are made that we have no influence over. When we experience lots of uncontrollable events, we can become passive. We resign ourselves to simply surviving whatever life throws our way.
While certain things are out of your control, one thing isn’t. How you choose to think about life is up to you. It’s something you can control. While it’s not always easy to wrestle with and change our thoughts, it’s possible to do so.
Controlling your thoughts makes a big difference. It transforms you from a passive recipient of whatever life dishes out to an active responder — from a passive survivor to a conquering, overcoming thriver! Taking charge of your thoughts changes your perspective and actions.
Look at this description of the power of thinking in Proverbs 4:23 (GNT) “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” Notice that your life isn’t shaped by events, it’s shaped by your thinking! What fashions your life isn’t what happens to you, but how you think about what happens to you.
Take some time and think about how you think? What thought patterns do you need to change?