I had my topic all picked out today but after remembering a conversation I had with my cousin a while back, I’ve decided to deviate from that today.
You see I called her up to talk about one of my favorite Soap Opera’s – actually the only one I watch – “The Young And The Restless”.
Now since she’s in a different time zone, I had to wait a bit to call her to give her a chance to watch it. I couldn’t wait until I could pick up the phone to call her. Should have had her on speed dial. LOL
Anyway as we are talking I asked her did you hear what Victor said (one of the main characters.)? She rambled some stuff and I said no… Did you miss it? Victor was having a conversation and talking about Jack. When he called his name he nonchalantly said “… (some words here, then) Jackass Abbott (instead of Jack Abbott).
I was on the floor laughing because it was just how he said it.
My cousin let out a laugh but not the loud thunder I was expecting. LOL!
Then she said you know sometimes we need to be careful about how we are thinking when we watch TV or listen to the radio. Sometimes I feel and wish for bad things (in the context of the show) as I’m watching the show like… “He deserved it” or “I’m glad that happened to him”. She then went on to quote something in the bible…
For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” (2 Peter 2:20-22 NKJ)
What this means is that you cannot toy with sin (in the context of my post… negativity) and expect not to be affected by it. You will be affected and it will be 10x worse.
When this happens, it is like a dog returning and eating its vomit or a pig going back into the mud after being washed.
So as I’m listening to her somewhat reluctantly because I thought it was a good laugh, I begin to wonder what does this have to do with anything? As I calmed myself down and begin to listen even more intently because I realized she was trying to make a point, I begin to get a revelation about what she was saying.
It’s something that we have talked about in previous posts and you will see even more posts about it because it is that important.
What you put in your mind is VERY IMPORTANT.
What you feed your mind is VERY IMPORTANT.
Whatever goes in is helping to formulate your mindset. The Bible, the good book or whatever you want to call it, talks about renewing your mind. Now if you’re not religious that’s ok – stay with me… I’m going somewhere.
We all know that life constantly throws negative stuff at us. You get it at work… you get it outside of work… you get it at the grocery store… and yes, you even get it at home and through the “Suck the life out of you Boob tube”. In fact, everywhere you go you are being baptized with all this negativity which in turn is affecting your mindset.
So how then can you combat this? How can anyone come out with a positive attitude? You have to constantly feed your mind with good things… positive things. You can do this by reading inspirational and motivational books, listening to positive and uplifting audios as well as surrounding yourself with positive people. That’s how you renew your mind. You need to do this everyday… day in and day out… all throughout the day.
If you don’t realize it by now, 99% of any battle is right between our ears. You don’t have to lose this battle. You can take control. It’s easy really. You just have to make the decision to do so – and by reading this post you are definitely moving in the right direction.
Well, thanks for stopping by and reading “Your Mindset… What You Put In Your Mind Is Important” and thanks to my cousin for inspiring this post
Till next time,