When my children were little, two of them got poison ivy at the same time. One of them decided to ignore the poison ivy because he was just too busy enjoying his summer to give it his attention. He had places to go, people to see, a life to live. The poison ivy ran its course on his skin, and within 10 days or so his body got rid of it.
My daughter, however, chose to focus on the ivy: how ugly the rash was on her skin, the itchiness, the way there were bubbles on her arms. She cried over it, touched it, looked at it, scratched it, babied it, talked about it… she focused on it with every waking moment. It became her very life.
We eventually had to take her to the ER because a secondary infection developed on her skin–all because she would not leave the little rash alone.
This is a negative example, yet it illustrates so well the fact that what we focus on grows.
As you work on managing your thoughts wisely for the glory of God, you will become more and more aware of them, and your spirit will become more sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is saying.
Your mind is the “go-between” your spirit and your body (where your brain lives). With your mind, you understand what the Holy Spirit is communicating with your spirit, and you form thoughts. These thoughts are chains of protein that actually change the physical landscape of your brain.
So the more you focus –think– a specific thought, the more it changes your brain; either for good or not.
You are litterally creating your life, either by defalut or consciously.
Might as well create the life God intends for you!
This is the work we do here at Spirit-led Coaching. We take our thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ and we build overcoming lives. I would love for you to sign up for a free mini-session so I can help you more specifically!