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Our Thoughts Create Our Reality, BUT . . .

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Our Thoughts Create Our Reality, BUT . . .

 

There is a great video on the truth, our thoughts create our reality, by Earl Nightingale.

However to be effective in harnessing this power in our lives there is a deeper layer we need to consider – the source of our thoughts. Where do our thoughts come from and how do we decide which thoughts are best? How do we make sure that what we are thinking or focusing on gets us to what we truly desire and what is for our good and the good of others? We often go after what we think is good, but it isn’t. There is a verse from Chris Daughtry’s song, Home, “Be careful what you wish for, ‘Cause you just might get it all” that speaks to this point. How can we be sure the focus of our thoughts will get us where we truly want to be? Often we are blinded to what is truly good for us, to what will truly fulfill. I know I was.

Our thoughts create our reality is the essence of faith. What we believe in and act on (or have faith in) affects of our lives. If it is God’s wisdom then we will experience the fruit of that belief. If it is the wisdom of the world then we will experience its fruit.

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.

In my previous life, I was an avid believer of the power of thought as I am now. However I lived without God’s wisdom, therefore all I thought was grounded in lies, deception, and wisdom of the world. Wisdom that doesn’t bring what we truly desire; wisdom full of empty promises; wisdom that doesn’t fulfill but creates more want; wisdom that leads to bondage. When we use our thoughts for our own selfish reasons, which we do when God isn’t our center, not only does it negatively impact us but also others. This is the life I had created, one of bondage and destruction to me and others.

I focused, visioned, and tried all sorts of “positive” thinking but deep down my soul remained tormented, thus I tormented others. No one lives in a vacuum. I figured I just need to try harder. When God isn’t our center, instead of being for the greater good our thoughts become a power for the sake of gaining our own power. When this happens we throw things off balance. Our faith is in faith for our own interests. And that kind of thinking leads to destruction because it is counter to God’s will which is for the good of everyone. The lie we have to overcome so that we will seek His will and not our own is that God doesn’t desire a good life for us. It is one we all battle, but it is a lie. I’ve learned the truth in my own life. God truly does desire fulfillment, satisfaction and good for us.

Only when I realized that lie and sought God’s will did my life start to change to become what I truly desired and beneficial to others. By abiding in the Bible, God’s words, His truth became the framework from which I started thinking. His words became my thoughts and started to manifest true life.

Sometimes we don’t realize what we want. The world’s wisdom tells us certain things will fulfill us, make us happy, but they don’t. God created us individually and uniquely. When we don’t align our minds to His will then we end up chasing what will never satisfy. Deep down we have desires instilled in us by God. Only God can lead us to the fulfillment of those desires that bring true satisfaction and joy.

Our thoughts create our reality. If we align our thoughts to God’s wisdom then we find what we were always looking for and everyone benefits.

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Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

15 thoughts on “Our Thoughts Create Our Reality, BUT . . .

  1. Your spiritual journey sounds like an amazing one, and, much like mine.

    • Yes it has been. And what made all the difference was Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” It put my focus in the right place that has absolutely changed everything.

      I look forward to hearing more about your’s.

      Rachel

  2. I just commented on your other blog, but I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I already am intrigued by what I’ve read here, too! God is so good, isn’t He? He truly is amazing, even in the most dire of circumstances!

  3. After years of doing things my way and making a mess of my life, I finally realized that I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was. It was only then that I could look at God and understand that he had a better way. I had to come to the end of myself. Now I know that real freedom comes from the total surrender of my will to Christ!

    • Well said Marianne. For true surrender to God you have to realize you can’t walk this life alone – and if you do all you create is destruction and death.

  4. Good afternoon. This is one that I’ll have to revisit when I have more time. How imperative it is for us to cast down imaginations that are contrary and bring every thought into captivity of christ. Therein is total contentment and joy unspeakable. This is where we find those moments of fellowship with the Lord where “absolutely nothing” is lacking. Fulfilment on every level. Thanks.

    Blessings in Jesus name.

    timbob

    • Well said timbob . . . so many philosophies today are counter to the wisdom of God. But if we seek His wisdom and seek to align our lives to it, then the freedom, joy, fulfillment, love, rest, and meaning in our lives is tremendous.

      Rachel

  5. Another good encouraging post Rachel I enjoyed it very much!
    Love ya Pat

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  8. This is truly one of the most insightful and instructive articles I have ever read on the power of our thoughts and the importance of having our thought life grounded in the Word. I firmly believe that God gave us this blessing so that we can use it to help bring his kingdom into manifestation on earth. When we align our thoughts with his Word and his will, then we help create God’s reality and that is what we are here for. Thanks for your teaching and I hope many people read this.

    Blessings,

    L.D. “Mick” Turner

    • Mike . . . thanks for your comments . . it’s a truth that too often we don’t tune into and understand the impact of. Our thoughts are so powerful. May we all come to a deeper understanding of this.

      Rachel

  9. I Truly love the quote:Titus 1:15 which fulfills the law of the pure spoken words of God. We must see the omnipresence of infinite love and wisdom beyond the world of appearances in spite of. It takes faith but it can be done.

    Thanks

    • Linda – wonderful comment with the Holy Spirit we can see and know this love and wisdom of God – and it is truly amazing.

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