Stress is Caused by Toxic Thought – pt.3

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Negative thoughts will allow stress to become engrafted into the trees of your mind. James 1:21 says, “receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” When you purpose in your mind to do this, your immune system will be the defensive army that protects you from illness and disease, both in your body and in your mind. Toxic thoughts prevent this and begin to destroy your immune system.

Just as you think yourself into stress, your thoughts can also, without a doubt, wash away stress. Ephesians 5:26 says, “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.” Holding our thoughts captive before just letting them fly on through our system is the key. Second Corinthians 10:5 expresses this more fully: “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

Most of us walk around with the idea that we are doomed to repeat behavior and life patterns of our family members—our biology controls us and we cannot rise above the influences of our environment. We have been deceived. We can detoxify our thoughts, and when we do, we reform those branches (pathways) within four days and make new ones in twenty days.

This is where misconceptions about positive thinking comes into play. It isn’t just about reciting positive affirmations. You can do that all day long and it still will not change anything for you. You must take a toxic thought back, hold it captive, and put it back through a rebuilding sequence. The old form of it must be reformed into something new.

If you are getting the idea that the difference is made in our lives by how we choose to think about and respond to whatever we experience, you are correct. If we learn to cope properly, and deal with our thoughts correctly, we will determine a positive outcome for our lives. If you control and trash incoming information before it is hard wired into your brain, you can positively affect who you are. We always have the ability to rewire our brain. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” What we see is what we say and is what we become.

To be continued…

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