Taming your inner wilderness

If you don’t tame
The wilderness
Inside you,
It will overgrow
And devour you.

If you’re having trouble finding happiness around you, that’s because it must first be discovered and developed within you. Trying to spread happiness and hope to other people is the secret to being happy!

Every thought, every feeling, every desire isn’t good! Some of them are evil and need to be rejected & overcome.

Inner hygiene is important. If you don’t regularly clean out your heart and mind, your whole life will get out of whack. If your mind and heart are like drawers stuffed full of junk, it’ll be hard to find any happiness inside you.

The more tormenting thoughts, desires, and feelings are fed, the stronger they grow inside you. Regardless how your life looks on the outside, create and maintain a healthy, hopeful environment in your mind and heart.

The atmosphere you carry around inside of you will be the atmosphere you create around you. Self-improvement begins within. Improve your thoughts, feelings, and desires. Then outward improvements in your life will follow.

It’s often easier to edit and alter your thoughts, feelings, and desires than it is to try to change your circumstances. Try it!

Your conscience is designed to protect you from guilt. Ignoring it almost always leads to activities that make you feel guilty.

If you own anything, it’s the space inside your mind and heart. If you don’t take control of that, life will always kick you around.

It doesn’t much matter what people think about you if your inner life is a mess. Inner fear and weakness keep people from being honest. Strength and courage walk in the light.

If you’re dying inside
For lack of an inner guide,
Confide
In Jesus.

You can’t train athletes (or Christians) by lecturing them. It takes ongoing practice and coaching. When the love of Jesus is written on your heart, you don’t need notes to talk (or preach) about Him. Genuine Christianity continually changes and improves you from the inside out.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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