How often do we stop to think about how we think? As I’ve entered a new season with a new role in a new company I was pondering back over the process it took to get me there. The process was fairly lengthy and there were many hurdles I had to jump over to get the new job. I wish I could say that I was full of faith through the entire process but I wasn’t.
There was a lot of worry throughout it all. Worry comes naturally. Faith must be exercised. After each hurdle I would wonder. Will I get this job? Will I pass this next step? Do I need to keep looking? And the list goes on and on. Finally after getting the call that I was vetted and could start just the day before I began work, my heart relaxed.
As I look back on it now, the reality is that worrying over it added absolutely nothing to my life except a lot of misery and useless wasted thinking. If I had just trusted the process and believed, all of it would have worked out the same and I could have chosen to remain at peace.
Philippians 4:6-7 says; “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
What I’ve found to be true at least for me is that often we know what the best way to believe is. However, there is a disconnect when it comes to the actual practice of the right belief. We often know what positive thoughts should be reinforced, yet we so often rehearse the negative as if practicing for a role in an upcoming movie. These negative thoughts are the villains in the movie of our lives, and the only fruit they will ever yield quite simply tastes like crap.
Rather than spend time worrying over the various aspects that life may be in at the MOMENT, spend time in the land of HOPE. There is a great future ahead. Our thinking determines our vision. Most often our vision becomes our reality.
Kameron Lombard © 2012