Reading has always been a weakness of mine. It has caused me huge shame, and it’s funny coming from one who is now an author.
Shame is the destructive result of thinking apart from God. Going outside of the realm of God’s definition of my reality is to enter shame.
I’m not given a free pass to think as I like just because I don't utter the words that I’m thinking. My thoughts affect others and carry a huge weight!
The mind thinks and tends to wander – but it doesn’t have to be a crisis. We can fix our eyes on Jesus and enter into His Rest by not to wrestling.
God has trained me to concentrate and I have prayed for concentration. I long to have my gaze continually fixed on Him and on Him alone.
Distractions come and go, but our choice must be to remain stable and fixed on Jesus Christ.
The willful independence of thinking rather than listening has always earned me the same consequences as those received in the Garden—separation from God.
Christ designed me with a personhood, which He has matched in His plan and purpose for my life. When I hold to old opinions of myself, I derail the reality of the true me.
With all the reality shows and political hijinks out there, many of us are being tempted to daily become judge and jury of our fellow man with our opinions.