All desires and feelings aren’t fit to be followed.

If you don’t like the automatic thoughts that have been gradually programmed into your brain, begin a process of reprogramming. Your brain and emotions are watching you and following your example.

Too often we walk right past a better future and neglect to step into it. If we continually medicate and sugar-coat emotional pain, we neglect to learn practical ways to heal from it.

You can’t just “snap out” of years of harmful thinking. You have to climb out of the pit you’ve dug.

It’s irrational to fill your brain with junk and then expect good things to come out of it. All desires and feelings aren’t fit to be followed.

Always be fleeing
From thoughts and behaviors
That disturb your moral wellbeing.

To be whole
We need to learn
To resist and refute thoughts
That terrorize our soul.

Hearing profanity
Sounds to me
Like pools of insanity
And meaningless crudeness.

Profanity is pitiful programming for your mind and emotions. Find positive words to plant in yourself and others.

A meritocracy would have no favors, no gifts, no mercy, no forgiveness, no inheritance, no lottery, no second chances. In a meritocracy, no one does better than they deserve.

Christianity isn’t a meritocracy. By humbly turning away from our wrongful thoughts and behaviors we can receive undeserved forgiveness and healing through Christ.

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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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