The Importance of Your Thinking

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“Nothing will be different until we start thinking differently” – Pastor Brad Komgenick

Do you wonder why you may not feel as if you have any truly close friends?

Proverbs 23:7 – “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”

The cause lies in exactly what you think about friends and friendship.  Did you have a friend growing up who really hurt you?  This may be causing you to think that if you let yourself get close to others again, you will just get hurt again.  This is wrong thinking, yet it stops you dead in your tracks when you try to move forward with your friendships.

Do you ever wonder why you find yourself falling to the same sins over and over again when you really do not want to?

Proverbs 23:7 – “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”

Yep, same problem.  You have wrong thoughts about what sin does to you and your life.  “I know I keep sinning but Jesus paid for it all so I know I will be forgiven.”  Yes you will be forgiven, but Jesus is not a genie in a bottle who writes you a blank check to sin as you want.  Trust me when I tell you that there are ALWAYS consequences for sin.

Friends we MUST change our thinking and we must do it now.  The Bible is telling us in Proverbs 23:7 is that what we think about is how we are going to act and behave.  If you think you are smarter than everyone, you will act as if you are, and then you will find yourself very lonely because no one enjoys being with a know-it-all who always tells you how smart they are.

If you think that all marriages end in divorce, you will bring this into every single romantic relationship you have and soon you will find yourself never committing to marriage because you already know it is doomed from the start.  And you will always blame the other person because you just “know” it was not you who was wrong.

Here is a great test to see if it is your thinking that is wrong, and I will use myself as an example.  I have mentioned before that I barely had parents around growing up who were interested in real parenting.  Therefore I pretty much raised myself and therefore I was never corrected, or made to do anything I did not want to do.  So I grew up thinking I was infallible and that I was the brightest, funniest, most talented person who God ever created.  Oh, and I was NEVER wrong about anything.  It was always other people, and it was my way or the highway.  So when I got my first job, a year rolled around and I had my first review.  My boss told me that he felt that I did not talk constructive criticism very well and that I should world on that.  What did I do?  I called a recruiter and in two weeks I had a new job and I quit and told my boss what a jerk he was!!!!

I was dead wrong, but you simply could not tell me that.  In fact you could not tell me ANYTHING because I was so much smarter than EVERYONE.  So this pattern continued for my next three jobs.  I had my review, could not stand to hear the truth, then I quit.

So you see, the real test is, how many times are you doing the same “wrong things” over and over again and blame it on others?  If that number is more than 2, it is YOUR thinking than needs to change.  Once is bad, two times is something to worry about, and three times is a pattern.

Therefore, I beg you to search you life for areas where you feel like you are struggling and then please look at how you are thinking about that situation.  Examine it and ask God to show you potential places where you may have “stinking thinking.”  God will be more than happy to help you by showing you where your thinking needs help.  Talk it over with your pastor or spouse or friends and let them help you as well.

“Nothing will be different until we start thinking differently” – Pastor Brad Komgenick

Please learn from me – if you want real change in your life, it starts with your thinking.

With Love,

Pastor Brad Komgenick

 


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