Hi guys! Amy here 🙂 “Life or death” outcomes… mentally, physically, spiritually etc… are often related to how we perceive and process a matter and the meaning we attach to it. The power we have to choose what we believe is more mighty than we know. Have you ever heard this story…
Many years ago, a man was traveling across the country by sneaking from one freight train to the next. One night he climbed into what he thought was a boxcar. He closed the door, which automatically locked shut and trapped him inside. When his eyes adjusted to the light, he realized he was inside a refrigerated boxcar, and he became aware of the intense, freezing cold. He called for help and pounded on the door, but all the noise he made from the inside of the car failed to attract anyone’s attention. After many hours of struggle, he lay down on the floor of the railroad car.
As he tried to fight against the freezing cold, he scratched a message on the floor explaining his unfortunate, imminent death. Late the next day, repairmen from the railroad opened the door and found the dead man inside. Though the man had all the appearance of having frozen to death, the truth was the repairmen had come to fix the broken refrigerator unit in that car. Most likely the temperature of the railroad car had never fallen below fifty degrees during the night. The man had died because he thought he was freezing to death.
Perhaps nothing is more powerful in the world than the human mind. Your mind matters, and how you choose to think will have a major influence about nearly everything that happens in your life. The Bible says, “As he [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7, NKJV). Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Man becomes what he thinks about all day long.”
Powerful eh?! You are more mighty than you know. I mean your Heavenly Daddy merely spoke a word and it was!!! Just sayin… We are made in our Papa’s image and he has given us the ability to think and create with our words and actions. Choose to seek Him and His perspective over every matter at hand. That way you won’t get stuck listening and falling prey to the effects of FEAR a.k.a “False Evidence Appearing Real”.
Love you all much! -Amy<3