Thirteen to one!
This is ratio of negative comments to the one compliment. Think about that, we are twelve times more likely to be negative than we are positive.
But this makes sense we understand the mind games we all navigate on a daily basis.
Through studies that have been done, they say we have between twelve thousand to sixty thousands thoughts a day. Over eighty percent of these are negative and ninety percent are repetitive.
No wonder it’s thirteen to one!
We all lean to the negative and furthermore, it’s easier to talk about want didn’t work verses what did. What’s wrong verses what is right and what they did to us verses how someone helped us.
This is the pattern we’re up against daily because truly we all have our own mind games.
What game does your mind play?
It could be rejection, isolation, exaggeration, blaming, fighting, entitlement, self-hate, shame, guilt, pride, making excuses and so much more.
The truth is, all of us are navigating mind games right now, and if we don’t take charge, we’ll be controlled by what’s in our head.
But here’s the good news, we can take action and win this game on a daily basis. Our part is to do this God’s way and let his word guide our lives.
Here’s the promise we have.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”Romans 12:2
God can transform our minds to be totally new. He changes from the inside out and in the process, he makes us new in how we think!!
Notice, we are transformed when he changes the way we think.
This is where we’re challenged the most and this is where we face ourselves the most. The question is, will let God help us with our mind games?
If yes, we can overcome these games and have internal victory within ourselves. Furthermore, we can break through the barriers in ourselves, so God can break through the barriers around us.
There is transformation that brings healing, life change, peace, and freedom. There is victory over our mind games.
Here’s the strategies we have.
First, we talk to ourselves, more than we listen to ourselves.
Thoughts are we talk to ourselves. Since over eighty percent are negative, we’re telling ourselves wrong things and or the enemy is whispering these thoughts in our head. If we just listen to ourselves, we’re going to be a mess and led astray.
But, when we talk to ourselves, we’re dictating what we think about and we dictate who is leading our lives. Is the thought leading you or is the thinker leading you?
We must talk to ourselves and determine what we is truth, what God says and what we choose to believe.
Second, we tell ourselves what God says about ourselves.
When we talk to ourselves, we’re not saying any random thing. We are speaking the word of God. This in essence is reading what God says about us and then telling ourselves who we are. When we speak God‘s identity over our lives, we are lifted to a higher perspective of what we can be and what we can do.
The only way we can overcome our mind games, is believing what God says and then saying it over our lives. When we use the word of God, it’s our checkmate!
It’s highest reality and it’s there that we are transformed into who he says we can be. This is always better than what we think, and what others think.
Here’s one reason why,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11
God has a future that is good and not of disaster. He has a future with hope and the thoughts he thinks about you are greater than the thoughts you think about yourself. This is why we play the main games through the word of God and we win in Christ.
No matter the game you’re navigating today, God is greater. God is bigger, and God is able!
I encourage you today, let God help you win the mind games and furthermore, be what he says you can be.
There’s always hope in Jesus.
God bless you as you win the mind games,