Changing Always Starts With Choosing
Something new from Rick Warren, which I found very feeding and helpful to my spiritual life. It was for me a very needed personal reminder to be more diligent in the area of guarding my heart and thoughts. "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23
Blurb: "The ability to make moral choices is one of the greatest gifts that God has given to each of us. In fact, our choices shape our lives far more than our circumstances do. This is especially true in the area of our minds. Choosing what we think about, how we think about it, and what we allow into our minds affects our lives daily."
Let the Spirit change your way of thinking... Joseph had to go through terrible moments in his life, but it was all God's plan. Could he have changed the circumstances through controlling his mind? I guess we will understand one day how much was really up to us and how much it was His will, the potter who works on the clay, to make us into the ''end product'': to be more like Jesus.
Trust and hold on to faith -- but He is the One who gives us the grace to do so. All glory to HIM!
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.