Inspired by Romans 12: 2, Ephesians 4: 23 & 2 Corinthians 3: 17
I will not conform to the behavior, customs, and thought patterns of this world, but I will allow God to transform me continually by changing the way I think. By being reformed in the spirit of my mind (that is, my thoughts, imaginations, and attitudes ). God is a Spirit, and where His Spirit is, there is liberty.
Self-talk and imaginations (that induce fear and doubts) point to deep-seated fears or insecurities that I have harbored and allowed to fester into self-defeating thoughts and actions. The roots of these habitual behaviors tend to burrow deep into the crevices of my mind and must be searched out diligently and deliberately to negate them. I am immobilized by such thought patterns if left unchecked.
I replace inhibiting self-talk and imaginations with messages of hope and images of my desired results.
Excerpts from – GOD&I: Longing After God by Dwane Fritz Gerald