Topic :I Can’t Help It!
As you learn that you can change the things in your life that are unfruitful and causing you problems, the devil will offer you many excuses to stay the way you are.
One of the things you can expect to hear in your head as I share with you the importance of your thoughts and words is,
“I can’t help what I think. The thoughts just come whether I want them or not.”
While it is true that thoughts come without being invited, it is not true that you cannot do anything about them. God’s Word teaches us to cast down, or refute, wrong thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5). That simply means we are not to allow them to stay in our mind. You can get rid of any thought you don’t want by simply deciding to think something else.
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Verbal affirmation helps in this process. If I am thinking, “I don’t want to go to the gym today,” but know in my heart that I should go, one part of me (my spirit) wants to go while another part (my flesh) doesn’t want to. I can say out loud, “I am going to the gym today.” What I say interrupts what I am
thinking and gives me something new to meditate on.
If you believe the lie that you can’t help what you think, then you will never change. Take responsibility for your thoughts and words and begin choosing them carefully because they are the raw material for your actions.