What Are You Thinking?

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Lost In Deep Thought Of The Vastness Of Life’s Turmoils

Whatever you resist persists, there is the rub. As long as you engage in an inner war between what you crave and what you know is good for you, defeat is all but inevitable. In its natural state, will is the opposite of resistance.                                                                                                                          Deepak Chopra

What does that mean? Sometimes it is easier to recognize someone else who is struggling while attempting to resist some type of forbidden fruit than it is to see our own struggles. No one knows what is in the heart of man, nor could they know the topic of one’s inner war unless they chose to verbalize it. Even then, the degree to which the war is waged is a very private experience that cannot be shared with even the closest loved one.

We all could do well to learn the lesson of staying in our own area of control. For truly we can not control anyone else, in fact at times we can barely control ourselves. The only areas we can control is what we think, what we say, and what we do. For believers, they have been given a gift of self-control to use as they please.

How many times do we think if we just resist something it will go away? If the saying is true, whatever we resist will persist, shall we just submit to our internal cravings? It appears that the meaning of will is opposite of resistance. Therefore using the power of the will while addressing our inner war of good and bad becomes questionable. Is it possible to just use will power?

This is a deep thought to be contemplated. Do we actually know where we contemplate anything? Not to complicate matters even more, once we contemplate, how do we comprehend what we contemplated and then communicate it in a way that can be spoken? We are very complex beings that must use our minds and will to not only survive but thrive in the world we live in.

There are many books, quotes, and scriptures that refer to the mind. “Let this mind be in you that is in Christ Jesus” ..” Keep you mind on Him and He will keep your heart and mind in perfect peace.” When our heart is in perfect peace, the inner war will cease as continue to keep our mind on Him.

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” I find it interesting that this scripture agrees with another quote.  Perhaps we should think about what we are thinking about!

“What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes in to your mind.”                            Zig Ziglar

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