DON'T LET YOUR THOUGHTS KEEP YOU AWAY FROM YOUR BLESSINGS
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
RENEWING YOUR MIND FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Our world is powered by the Social Media content in which we live. As I read through the content, stories, and comments of what people say, some positive and some negative, I've noticed a lot. negative comments. Without a doubt, social media has a significant impact on how we think and feel about ourselves, as well as how we think and feel about others. This frequently leads to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, and a variety of other thoughts. You will drive yourself insane if you only put what social media says into your mind, heart, and soul! It is literally not a joke or a laughing matter. My life was unquestionably built on the words of others, which caused me to think incorrectly. I had to learn how to think positively about myself even when others were thinking negatively about me. It is critical that you arm yourself with materials, music, and other positive things that will reassure you that you are deserving. Your future is at stake because if you do not think the right thoughts, you will hinder the blessings that are bestowed upon you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
GOD'S THOUGHTS TOWARDS YOU
When you begin to renew your mind, you will realize that God truly has plans to prosper you rather than harm you. With everything you've been through, this may seem impossible, and you may wonder why God would have allowed this to happen to you or that to happen to you if God truly has plans to prosper you. I recognize the anguish in those thoughts, feelings, and mindsets. I understand them because I once had doubts about them.
What caused this to occur? Why did my mother die? Why do I struggle at times? Why was I mentally abused when I was younger? Why did I have to be adopted? There are so many whys, and now that I am older, I can see that it all will play out not just for my benefit, but for the benefit of those who cross those bridges and have such a difficult time dealing with the pain and agony of life and all its suffering. Trusting, renewing your mind, thinking the right thoughts, and believing that everything is working out for your good! I promise it may never make sense at the moment, but keep on living and it will all come to pass.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
I want to encourage you that as you fill your mind with things that will inspire you and as you look to your heavenly Father, your life will begin to change. People will always have things to say, and they will not always have the best intentions, but seek God first and all His righteousness, seek God's kingdom (Matthew 6:33) and all that it has for you. I hope this has blessed you and that you are filled with peace and love as a result of it.
Psalms 63: 1-5
God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
)My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see our power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips