Better Thoughts for a Better Life

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In the process of researching to build this website, I came across a blog by Susan Hanshaw which I enjoy reading. Her work is always uplifting; one is always a better person for reading it. Her January 14, 2008 blog is called, “How to Consciously Create Your Day.” She lists some quotes from a video by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Here is a small portion:

“I wake up in the morning, and I consciously create my day the way I want it to happen. Now, sometimes, because my mind is examining all the things that I need to get done, it takes me a little bit to settle down, and get to the point, of where I’m actually intentionally creating my day. But here’s the thing. When I create my day, and out of nowhere, little things happen that are so unexplainable… And the more I do that, the more I build a neural net, in my brain, that I accept that that’s possible. [It] Gives me the power and the incentive to do it the next day.” Dr. Joe Dispenza

I appreciate Susan’s post and Dr. Dispenza’s quote. Our thoughts are powerful, creative forces in our daily lives. Thoughts of worthlessness and failure result more failure and a worsened self-esteem. Thoughts of self-worth (that God made you of value–that you have purpose) and of faith can move mountains (Mk. 11:23) and change our lives! We have to move beyond the mere knowledge of how powerful our thoughts are to actually making them benefit us the way God intended them to.

Give some consideration to making this process a part of your morning.

  1. First, take time to halt the activities of the morning and slow down the mental rush; the peace will enable you to think more clearly and creatively as you plan your day.
  2. Second, decide not only what you will accomplish that day but dream of how those events can be far better than normal. Believe that you will act with the God-given insight and ability that is available to you.
  3. Third, beginning your day with a clear focus will enable you to progress through your day with purpose and a sense of control, rather than a cluttered, racing mind and feelings of being overwhelmed.
  4. Fourth, when you create your day in the morning and dream of better than normal possibilities, it will cause you to listen and look for opportunities that would otherwise be missed, because you are believing for your dreams to happen.

These concepts fully agree with what God says in scripture about your life.

  1. First, “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Pr. 23:7).” What you think is who you are; therefore, it is also what you will become in the future. If you don’t believe your dreams are possible, you won’t become them.
  2. Second, God promises His supernatural direction and insight if you are listening and looking for it. “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ (Is. 30:21) “
  3. Third, God intends you to believe and dream for the impossible. This is faith in action in your thought life. Eph.3:20 says, “God is able to do in immeasurably more than all our desires or thoughts, through His power which is working in us.”

Start a good habit this week! Set aside some time each morning to consciously create your day. Plan it. Dream it. Better your thoughts to better your life!

Read Susan Hanshaw’s full blog article on “Consciously Creating Your Day” here– http://susanhanshaw.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/how-to-consciously-create-your-day/

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