Negative thoughts can be quite intrusive and overwhelming at times. It’s important to remember that these thoughts do not define who you are or reflect your true identity. In fact, negative thoughts often distort the reality and can be misleading.
When negative thoughts don’t serve you and only aim to bring you down, it’s crucial to challenge and question their validity. Ask yourself if these thoughts are based on rational thinking or if they are simply old patterns that have become ingrained in your mind.
Remember, negative thoughts are not generated by you consciously. They arise from our consciousness and can be seen as a result of the constant flow of thoughts that pass through our minds.
Just like we cannot control our dreams or nightmares while we sleep, we often have little control over the thoughts that enter our minds spontaneously. For instance, when you’re driving or preparing for a presentation, thoughts may arise without conscious effort. The important thing to recognize is that these thoughts do not define you, and you have the power to choose which thoughts to focus on and give importance to.
So, when negative thoughts come knocking, remind yourself that they are not truths but merely passing clouds that can be challenged and replaced with more positive and empowering thoughts.
Do your negative thoughts come from you? Who would ever choose to have a negative thought? They come from our consciousness. Thoughts are spiritual and they are coming in from a spiritual way.
Thoughts are a spiritual battle and we have to overcome those negative thoughts. Especially negative thoughts that attack your identity and future. We have to recognize what they are and we don’t have to believe the thought. I’m a believer in an enemy who wants to kill, steal, and destroy us. God reminds us in His word how much we have to set our minds on things above.
“Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and pleasing to him and is perfect” Romans 12: 2
I have to preach to myself and remind myself of God’s truth instead of listening to myself. God can change my mind but I need to do the work of seeking God and spending the time to meditate on His truths and not the thoughts that float around in my head.
I get a lot of this info from the podcasts I listen to from Jon Gordon on Postive U! I highly recommend it!