day ten: thoughts

I’m a day dreamer, a drifter.

I’ll be in class or at work and just drift away, somehow ending up on a thought that I have no idea how I got to.

Sometimes I think too much. You know, the “what if” game. I’ll let a circumstance run over and over again in my head, thinking off all the different ways it could have happened or what each thing that did happen means. It gets a little messy in there.

I could probably think about something all day long. I’ve done it before with food. I’ll think about what I’m going to do after college, what I’m doing in college, and then just day dream about what I hope those things will look like. Its easy to drift. And usually, when I;m thinking about something so much, I can’t create space for God to move in them. I can’t soak in the Word, because I’m too preoccupied with “stuff”.

Last night at community group we talked about Romans 12:1-2 and how important our thoughts are. Usually what we are thinking about the most, is what we are worshiping. Do I think about the Lord the most? No. Am I keeping His Word above all other thoughts, allowing it to take authority over the drifting? Not most of the time.

My thoughts are where I get in trouble- the judgements, the world-views, what I dwell on too much. All these things take up the space the Lord wants to fill, the space that brings healing. When we’re intentional with our thoughts by dwelling on Him, He brings in the Holy Spirit, and where He is, there is Healing.

“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”

Romans 12:2

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7 thoughts on “day ten: thoughts

  1. Wow, awesomely encouraged to read this Hannah. I also tend to spend a bit too much time drifting in my thoughts rather than focusing on God and really pressing in.

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