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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

CHANGED MY OTHER MIND

PREFACE-I have been missing in action in the blogasphere world recently.  I have been doing some soul searching.  When you begin to question your motivation for writing, it is time to step back and mull over the real reasons for daily muses.  This blog will not be a daily occurrence anymore.  It has created a forced writing when my intent has always been to write what is impressed upon me.  If you are not following by email (right side of the blog page), and are interested in seeing when I do post, signing up will ensure you know when blogs do appear.   No one sees who is receiving these emails, and your email address is not shared in anyway.  Facebook has become a very unreliable method of sharing new posts, since you never know what may appear on your news feed.  I am not offended if you are not interested, I don't read everything that comes across the WWW either.  I am very thankful for all that do read and especially those who have taken the time to comment over the years.  Bless you for taking the time to let me know you are hearing what I am saying.  I do have a couple of blogs I have been mulling over--so read on for today's offering.

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It is a woman's prerogative to change her mind.  Don't believe me--live with a woman for a while.  My problem is not so much changing my mind, but making up my mind.  I can analyze and over analyze any decision--it comes with thinking a lot.  The flooring in my home needs replacing.  I have a sweet young decorator friend who came over and had a look at my style (or lack thereof).  When she left, I asked that she give me three choices.  If I walk into their store and see rooms full of choices, I am ready to run~ not walk to the nearest exit.  I did not pick one of her three samples, but saw another sample I loved immediately,when returning her samples.  I would have been intimated and overwhelmed with the choices, if I had walked in with no idea of a direction, but she helped me make a decision by narrowing my choices.


Speaking of making decisions, does ANYONE know where they want to eat when a group is going out for a meal together?  My standard reply is, "It doesn't matter."  Truthfully I eat almost anything, so am not picky,  What I don't enjoy is going down the list of local offerings and trying to come up with a restaurant that speaks to everyone.  Why even when there are only two of us, PLEASE make the decision.  I cannot make up my mind~ I LIKE FOOD!

I have on occasion changed my mind on a variety of subjects--points of theology, politics, financial decisions,--even people.  My thoughts can be pointed in one direction and with the presentation of other facts make a sharp turn in another direction.  We all make snap judgments (don't deny it or I will have to prove you wrong) based upon the superficial only to determine, with time, we were completely wrong.  Our mind and our thoughts are changed with circumstance and evidence.  Who and what we should allow to influence how we think is a BIG DEAL!

We are nearing the end of our study of this book~


It has been a wonderful study and has opened my eyes to the truth of who I am allowing to influence my thoughts.  If we are told certain things about who we are over and over, we begin to believe it.  Rather than examining the evidence of our daily lives, we chose to believe the comments of others.  Pick out some negative comment from your past, and think about how it has stuck with you and shaped your opinion of who you are.  We believe the whispers in our ears instead of the Truth of God.  Our minds are filled with every negative word spoken to us and the good and affirming is cast aside as flattery.  We become conditioned to mull over the negative and discount the positive.


The Word tells us to take every thought captive and to think on that which God has told us--Truth.  Cast aside the whispers of the enemy and change our minds to the Truth of God.  God loves us--just as we are--He cares for us--in
spite of who we are.  We are fearfully and wonderfully made and are precious in His sight.  God does NOT make mistakes~ and make no mistake about it--we are not a mistake~we are HIS handiwork.  SO the next time those negative thoughts concerning yourself sneak up behind you and infiltrate your thoughts--remind them what the Truth is--and change your mind to what God says-



We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion
 raised against the knowledge of God,
 and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
being ready to punish every disobedience, 
when your obedience is complete.
II Corinthians 10:5

8 comments:

  1. it makes me smile to know i'm not the only one who's been spending time reflecting on what I do and why. it's been life giving to be away from blogging ... and a joy to step back in for a bit today. let's hear it for taking the pressure off ourselves ... and for listening to the Spirit's nudging and direction and purpose in this next season.

    love to you, friend.

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    1. It is wonderful to let these thoughts percolate before putting my hands on the keyboard, Linda.
      Blessings to you, Sweet Friend!

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  2. Same here, my friend. Gypsy has been sick and tired of writing ...so she took a break, too.
    Loved your thoughts today. Let’s put on our Armour of God and shout out His goodness to the world...
    Luv ya.

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    1. AMEN! She has me pumped and telling the enemy to take a hike!!
      Love you both!

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  3. "God makes no mistakes." Oh, Lulu, that declaration touched me deeply, as I recall my father saying that to me when it felt like my life was falling apart. Right now, I'm in a place where I need to remember these words, knowing I can lean into God for every need and every thing that comes my way.
    And you are spot on to fall back from blogging - you should own it, not it, you! Write when it comes and inspires, my friend. I've really enjoyed not being pushed for these several days to produce. I do think we need to take a Sabbath rest. And, if you are willing, please pray for my family and me. We are going through an unexpectedly tough time at the moment. I'll try to send a private email when I can.
    Love and blessings to you!

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  4. Just to prove that I read your past posts too ...

    Christian Blogs like yours are beacons of light on the internet in a dark world full of evil and wrong-doings. When one such Blog stops, or posts intermittently, it does not shine as bright and allows the darkness to spread.

    Please change your mind. It is a woman's prerogative, I understand. Post every day. Even if you have to repeat or copy/paste from past posts. You never know who is passing by and reading your posts without comment. For some, this would be the only opportunity to learn about God. It may encourage them to learn more.

    I know it is difficult to post every day. Write something short, something humourous, something about your experiences, your life, your travels or whatever. Just open the Bible and quote from there. The give your views on what you've read. Whatever you do ... keep posting.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Victor!
      Blessings to you for being The Light!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!