I have been away for a while, and it is nice to see that I have people follow me... or maybe they were there to begin with...
So the reason I've been away is I've been focusing on my fiction. This place is really for expressing my thoughts and ideas (so many thoughts have come and gone since the last post), but I feel I would like to get back to talking to y'all, in case I can impart anything of value.
I've been thinking a lot lately of what I think and what I say. In the bible, and I don't know where this is located, but God expresses his thoughts "let your no mean no and your yes mean yes." Let's camp out on that.
Contradiction. Hypocrisy. Those are not good for the mind and possibly the soul. I haven't hashed this out yet, and I don't claim to be an expert (please feel free to comment with your own understanding), but when we say something, it triggers something in ourselves to make that statement true.
When we say things like, "I have bad luck" or "I'm not good with the opposite sex" or any "I can't do that" statements (there are many), we create a reality in where we actually have those negative implications.
If you focus on debt, you'll always have it. If you focus on the debt being paid, it will eventually disappear (focus on Jesus's sacrifice). I know this sounds very "the Secret" but I really think there is something to it.
In my experience, I have noticed that when I decide that I'm going to DO something or that I can DO something, I can. It may take some time or a couple of tries, but it always works out, typically.
When we say something negative about ourselves, we are so convinced about the outcome, we don't even try or we don't try again.
This is also true when we focus on our own sins instead of Jesus or the things we should be doing. When we think about porn, theft, murder etc., we can't help but do it.
No matter your belief system, you are shackled to what you think and what you say. When you speak the words, they become reality. When you think the images, they become reality (this is depending on all your present circumstances).
I think it is why God detests lying, because He sees us as we really are: full of potential for good. Often times we look at ourselves and wallow in our past mistakes and can't help but do them again and again because we feel we are "addicted" or "just that way."
God doesn't like contradiction or hypocrisy or sarcasm or lying because they impede our lives. They make things difficult, and often we can not accept the gifts that He wants to give us because our minds are set to the negative and we can't see the positive.
Maintain your faith in God and also in yourself. You ARE His creation and you can do anything. You are not unlucky. You are not a failure. You have all the potential to be a good person. Will you be perfect? No. But after every failure, you have to get back up and try again.