Wednesday, May 29, 2013

First thoughts, success or defeat?

What was the first thought on your mind this morning? That could be the difference, between a day of success, or a day of disappointment (Psalm 1:1-6)! We really need to stop and think about our thought life. What we may come to realize, just how defeating we are to ourselves in many ways. When we set our thinking above and before God, who wants us to be successful, we tend to miss the boat!

What I am trying to say here is this, we need to start seeing a bigger picture, one that is bigger than ourselves. We need to redevelop a right relationship with the One who will guide us on the road to true success. Not as we see in the world, or how the world measures success, but how God deems success! That begins with our thought life. How we begin, and end the day, if we start and finish with God, we will be amazed at how different our life can be.

The Psalmist wrote," But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night" (Psalm 1:2). The writer here put all his thought life into the Lord and His precepts. He sought the Lord day and night, and set his heart on all the Lord had to offer him. It brought him a delight and joy, he continues to share the results of this kind of thought life, and a life dedicated to God.

"He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever he does will prosper." (Psalm 1:3). Wow! Now that is the way you should want to start your day. A day starting and closing with your thoughts on God and His promises. Knowing that God is faithful and will provide all He promises, as we are obedient and faithful to His word!

When we do this, we will be planted and nourished, we will be fruitful. Lives will be changed as a result of our faithful living. Our life shall show prosperity in all ways, spiritually first, our cup will run over, in all other things we will be successful, why? Because we start and finish with God. We give it all to Him at the start of the day, and whatever we set our hands to do He will make it successful,  at the end of our day rest from fruitful labor! A rest we cannot seem to grasp on our own, and in our own way.

How you start and finish your day can make all the difference in how you view your relationship with God. How you develop relationships with others, and how you will perform at what you do for a living. If you are not viewing your life as a success, stop and review how your day started. What was your very first thought of the day, success, or defeat? Think about it!