Hello from the other side!
I survived remodeling a 125 year old church at breakneck speed, moving whilst my family was dying from Influenza A (well not officially dying, but close), working seven 12 hour days straight, then going to Disney World. The undisputed, most unrestful vacation spot on earth.
I might be a slight bit touched as my Momaw would say.
Or maybe just overly optimistic,
Or it could be, as my father so eloquently preached. What the mind can conceive, and believe, it can achieve. My brain conceived that I could achieve these lofty goals: then I believed I could, so guess what?
I am living in our little church home, after a wonderful vacation.
(By the way, Disney can be immensely enjoyed without obsessive planning.)
When we began the adventure of turning a dilapidated, 125 year old, one room church, into a home, it took vision. It took being able to see past what was there now and seeing what could be.
I used the power of gratitude and a vision board to make this dream a reality. I wanted to create a simpler life for me and my family. I wanted to live in a space that made my soul feel satisfied, and now I do.
Our minds are very powerful.
Our thoughts are energy.
The energy from our thoughts helps create our reality.
During the middle of all the chaos of moving my Dad sent me a copy of a sermon he preached a few years back. Reading the words helped me remember how I started on the journey of controlling my thoughts in order to create my best life. I hope his words can inspire you to start controlling your thoughts and creating the life you’ve always wanted to live.
These are the words of Paul David Crawford:
“You are what you eat. You are a product of your raising …….” that is what people say.
I say: you are what you think you are.
People socialize with, date, and marry the person they feel they deserve. They create the life they believe they deserve to have.
We currently are what we believed we were going to be in the past.
Clement Stone said: “What the mind of man can conceive, and believe, it can achieve.”
If this is the case, what keeps us from getting where we want to go or being who we want to be?
It is the failure to set goals?
It is fear.
Humans tend to fear failure, we fear the unknown, we fear danger.
We don’t realize that……
It is more dangerous for a plane to sit on the ground than to fly.
More dangerous for a ship to sit in harbor than to be at sea.
More dangerous not to plant the crops than plant them.
The danger of failure and harm, sometimes prevents us from setting goals. If we don’t overcome those fears we can never move forward.
If we never pick up a ball bat from fear of missing the ball, we miss the ball 100% of the time.
Matthew 6:27 says this: Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubic inch unto his stature? Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought saying What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed? But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Decide what you want your life to look like…..make a plan, get a map….start the journey,
What the mind can conceive.
Negative or positive, shows up in your life.
What do you believe you deserve in life? Way down deep, do you believe you deserve to be happy? What thoughts do you think about yourself? Are they love filled? Are they kind? Are they fear based? The answers to these questions are what creates the life you live.
Look around you, your life is a reflection of your past thoughts.
If you want different, start thinking different.
Start acting like you want to be.
Fake it till you make it.
Control your mind.
Make a plan, take action today, create the life you deserve to live!
Thank you for taking your time to read my words, it humbles me.
Sending you love and prayers for peace.