boys and bibles.....
boys and bibles.....
I have a short story about controlling our own thoughts....
I want you to know that I have been really trying to change my thoughts. I decided that 90% of the anxiety, fear and shame I have is in my head. The 10% actually does exist but we all may have a different view. The 90% is filled with "what if" "I hope" and "if they". We may not be able to control things that are going on in our life but it doesn't help when all we are doing is thinking about everything that could happen.
Things we cannot control....
4. The Weather
5. What kind of mood our kids are going to be in when we take them out in public.... okay I'm getting personal here.
Things we can control.....
1. Our thoughts.
2. Our faith.
3. Our words.
4. Our happiness.
5. Our relationships.
It's not easy and it takes work but we can still control all of those things.
Okay now to my story..... I guess Satan was really trying to get under my skin because I completely failed at controlling my thoughts. The day before I emailed one of my professors (not my respiratory professor, but my Music Appreciation professor) Unfortually I have to take this class to graduate in December. I was supposed to send him an email for orientation so I did and it said:
"Hello, my name is Tia Jenkins and I seen where I was supposed to email you...."
yes I said "I seen" but you all already know that my grammar and spelling isn't great... I guess he needs to just read my blog to know that. His reply went something like this....
"I think what you meant to say was "I saw" not "I seen"."
Things I wanted to reply with....
"HAHA....lol I'm so srrry"
"Oh yeah, I saw that now"
"Actually, that is exactly what I meant because I typed it and that is how I say it."
Dang.... who would have thought my music professor would be so strict over one email. I wanted to write him back ALL day with some smart comment but I didn't.
Things came left and right after that, and then the highlight of my day was buying a brand new CD (I know who still buys cd's??) I got in my car and BAM my CD player was broken.... WHYYYYYYY!!!!! I mean it was even a Christian CD, I know he is a rapper but it's still good Christian music. I'm totally kidding, I know God wasn't trying to punish me and I'm not saying the devil messed up my cd player in my car. But the devil does know how to get under my skin, and he likes to control my thoughts. What we need to tell the devil is to "back off" my thoughts are my own and I can think the way I want to think, act the way I want to act, and say what I want to say.
The things that were playing out this day wasn't even apart of the daily struggles in my life, it was all because I let some email control my whole entire day, so the silly things were a big deal. I later realized that I could look at things the way I wanted to look at them and that I actually learned something from that mean email. I learned how to use "seen" and "saw" you know the things you learn in elementary school.
I really enjoy writing but like I have said a million times, I struggle with grammar and spelling but I am learning...and that day I learned something new! So thank you Mr. Music Professor my blog readers thank you too.
That was a silly story but it's the truth. We let our thoughts control our daily lives so why not look at things with a better perspective? If one silly email ruined my whole day what is going to happen when a storm of tragedy comes my way? We need to start with the little things so we can be prepared for the big things. So join me with one of the hardest challenges I have ever faced, and start controlling your own thoughts.... now it's not easy so here is what we need to do...
2. Read the Bible.
3. Talk to God all day everyday.
4. Encourage other people.
5. Don't speak when your angry.
6. Make yourself learn something from every obstacle that comes into your path.