Sunday, February 17, 2008

Anchor Thoughts ~
I'm still down with the flu this morning and won't make it to church so I decided to watch Joel Osteen this morning on TV.

WOW! What a blessing for those that are able to attend in person.
His message this morning really hit home with me because it's something I think I've tried to work on for the last several years and at times have done great and at others have failed miserably.
It was all about Anchor Thoughts - mainly negative thoughts that we continue to tell ourselves everyday...
So with a vulnerable heart here are mine...
I'm fat. I'm a terrible wife, friend, mother.
I'm not able to do that. It's going to be a terrible day.
What a waste of time in my day to beat myself up with thoughts like this.

Letting these thoughts keep a strong hold on our minds over and over keep us from the life that God has planned for us.

Sometimes it's like a lightbulb goes off when someone puts these things in different ways of thinking about them. Joel O.'s analogy was incredible ~
our brains are like a computer and when we purchase a computer if we load it with the wrong software it doesn't work properly. No matter how great the computer is with all the fantastic factory settings it has if it doesn't have the right software it won't work.
If we're filling our brain with all these negative thoughts daily we're not going to work properly. We'll find ourselves in a rut. Almost paralyzed to move forward.
His advice was to get back to the factory settings - positive thoughts, reading the manual - the Bible for our reassurance and positive anchor thoughts that we are VALUABLE, we are TALENTED, we are VICTORIOUS in a life with Jesus.

Let's change those anchor thoughts ladies to positive ones every morning when we wake up!
We are the APPLE OF God's EYE!

Have a blessed Sunday.



DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

So sorry you are feeling bad, I hope you'll be better soon. So many have flus & colds right now!

Anchor thoughts ....something we all need to work on. This was a very inspiring post for me today, Thank you for posting it.
Hugs, DebraK

Gail McCormack said...

Hope you're feeling a little better today Sandy
Thanks for the inspiring post, loved the way the comparison was made with an overloaded computer, that's one I will remember!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet Sandy, oh how awful to be sick, so frusturating when you probably have and want to do so much!! You know you will get better soon, get some rest and then you'll bounce back in no time! Jenn and Jacqui xo

Mary Isabella said...

I am so sorry that you are still feeling under the weather. I am praying for you. I love your post. I have a bad habbit of doing this and I know it is not healthy or helpful. Thank you so much for the gentle reminder.....Smiles

Dragonlady said...

Sandy, Sorry you are still not feeling good, I hope you will be feeling better real soon...

Love your post today and I love to hear Joel O'Steen....actually, I went to his site and signed up to receive daily devotion....I love all of them, they come M-F.....
He really has a way of helping people understand the Lord..

Bless You!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh nooooo! I hope that you get better soon. I have to let you know...what wonderful music that you have chosen to put on your blog!!! EVERY time that I come here, I find myself singing along with the music that is played. LOLOL FUN FUN FUN! I hope that you get better soon. *HUGS*

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely post for one who's sick. Feel better soon dear

Miss*Laurence said...

Hope you are better now by the way -
I just couldn't believe you could ever have dark thoughts, but then I know that most of us have (yes well, you don't want to hear my list).

The thing is that I find it very easy to destroy other people's dark thoughts, I can see what they omit to see and show them what they should look at. But of course, I can't do it for myself successfully.
So for the record Sandy, your enjoyment of life shows in your work and your appearance. You radiate good health and happiness, and that only happens because you are surrounded by your success: positive active children, fantastic long-lasting relationship, friends from all over the planet, and blessings from " a Friend in the Highest Place".

Linda said...

Hey Sis, Hope you are feeling better today. Thanks for sharing about "Anchor thoughts" it certainly makes sense. You know I struggle with a lot of the same thoughts you do. Hope Holland has had fun in D.C.
Love ya,