Our decisions are fully determined by our thoughts and therefore I would gladly say that we are fully made up externally depending on our internal thoughts.

A thought is basically that communication within our minds and has great power to build or destroy us! Man is also believed to be a master of his thoughts because right from the beginning,God gave man the power of will that is; to choose between what is right and wrong or life and death. I also believe this will power is manifested in how we carry out dominion as instructed in Genesis 1:26.

Dominion simply means rulership and how we think, greatly builds how we lead people and steward the resources here on earth. Great leaders are great thinkers! We therefore have to have generational thoughts to be effective leaders cause it is only then that we shall be able to build visions beyond us. One great man once said that you can tell a generational thinker just by the way they serve food at a buffet. They will always have it in mind that there is enough for everyone and therefore no need to be greedy.

All great visions begin with great ideas that are birthed from great thoughts and to me that is one of the powers of thinking. One thought can be transformed into an idea that will forever change the world. For example, I believe Dave Ramsey’s deep thoughts on the dangers of debt greatly pushed him to discover different kingdom financial ways of getting out of and avoiding debt thereby being a vessel through which many people have been financially delivered. I am also one of the beneficiaries of his thoughts especially through his book Entreleadership.

Furthermore, I believe thoughts greatly influence the circumstances we go through and the transformation we bring about. Just like I had highlighted earlier, transformation begins in the mind and therefore we need to watch what we feed our minds on. Paul encourages us in Romans:12.2 that “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” It is through the renewing of our minds that we can build the faith to move forward and keep running the race towards purpose. And remember that faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God as paraphrased from Roman 10:17.

James Allen also emphasises that suffering is always an effect of wrong thought in some direction and I strongly believe it is true. I believe it is one of the reasons as to why God discourages us from worrying but rather fill our hearts with His word and promises. We therefore boldly shape our circumstances by what we choose to think and believe. For example, we shall always suffer low self esteem for as long as we continue to think we are not loved and vice versa.

Finally, thoughts are so powerful that they can determine what our bodies look like. Disease and health are deeply rooted in thought. And we need healthy bodies to be able to pursue those only God ideas that we keep thinking about as a way to transform society.

Therefore, let’s cultivate positive thoughts that build and produce good fruits like love, healthy bodies, self control, compassion and patience which will enable us to be agents of transformation through exercising dominion here on earth!!!

Inspirations from As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

©Words from the Pot


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