Series Conclusion - Part VII - Better (THINKING), Because Normal Isn't Working 07.25.21

Finally, friend as we conclude the “BETTER, Because Normal Isn’t Working” series, I was thinking what BETTER way to end the series, then with an invite to sup (to eat slowly, by the spoonful) together. Sunday morning’s prayer, praise and worship was a wonderful sorbet experience, that cleansed the palate and stimulated the appetite for the main course…the good-to-you, good-for-you preached Holy Word of God. Take your pick, Philippians 4:8-9; Proverbs 14:28; Proverbs 23:7; Joshua 1:8; 2 Corinthians 10:5. Yes, God’s word is packed full of powerful antioxidants, nutrients and supplements that will fill your minds with healthy, corrective, and hopeful thoughts that reinforce what God thinks of you and me. It will spark awareness of what we have been feeding our minds that keeps us from our BETTER.

 Our minds are a sponge and will absorb whatever we fed it. Experts have yet to determine the limits of the brain’s abilities.  There is a process termed, “Neuroplasticity”, which refers to your brain’s ability to restructure or rewire itself when it recognizes the need for adaptation. In other words, the mind, the cerebellum can continue developing and changing throughout life.1  
If you’ve been feeding your mind from the plate of denial with unhealthy thinking that includes:  magnetizing, criticizing, polarizing, minimizing, catastrophizing, and overgeneralizing thoughts, your mind will continue to grow and develop in stinking, shrinking thinking that will keep you from your better and on the merry-go-round to nowhere.

On the other hand, awareness is recognized as one of the greatest agents toward change. It’s the seed of change.  It allows the opportunity to step outside of our mind for a moment to see what is in it.  Change happens when you see the problem for yourself. It sheds light on what is creeping in the dark…controlling us. Now, after we become aware of what is keeping us from our BETTER, it is time to change our mind’s diet…spending more time putting the word in us and less time putting the world in us. That’s putting awareness into action and empowering ourselves to walk in our God given authority to think truthful, honorable, just, pure, and lovely thoughts.

Rewiring our thoughts from deconstructive to constructive is awareness in action and brings about BETTER thinking. BETTER thinking brings a life of joy, happiness, peace, prosperity, blessings, hope, faith, trust, service, success, achievement, righteous, and quite frankly BETTER. Contrary to popular belief, you possess the capacity to determine how you think. Would Paul have us to think these things, if we didn’t possess the capabilities to do so? I think NOT! BETTER is achievable and BETTER is waiting on you. Here is a little snack to chew on: Acknowledge your newly found awareness, change your mind’s diet, walk in your authority, and watch your life become BETTER, because normal isn’t working.  You’ve got this!  

1  Raypole, C. (2020, June 16). 6 Ways to Rewire Your Brain

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