It Changed My Life!
By Michael A. Verdicchio
You've probably heard people tell you, "It changed my life!" You may have heard commercials promise, "It will change your life!" Someone once even told me that a movie changed her life!
A number of years ago, a young lady told me that the movie she had recently seen changed her life. I thought that it must be a pretty powerful movie if it was actually changing people's lives - what I didn't realize at the time was that in fact, there isn't a single movie ever made that has the power to change your life.
As a matter of fact, there is no book, no course, no quote, no, not even a movie that can change your life. You may be inspired and motivated by something you hear, read, or see, and as a result, you may decide to change the way you think. When you decide to change what you are thinking, that is when your life will start to change.
There is no person or thing that is ever going to change your life except you. Yes, you!
You can change your life! That's not just some positive reinforcement statement to give you some courage to try. The reason you can do it is because of how the Creator designed our brains to work.
It is no secret that there are some Christians who are successful and there are some Christians who are not. Is that just fate or chance, or as some would have you to believe, predestination? Are some Christians just destined to succeed, while others are destined to fail? Does God love some of His children more than others? No! No! No!
As hard as it may be to face it, your current situations and circumstances are directly related to your own thoughts. You may not be all too thrilled about where your life is right now. But just as your thoughts got you where you are today, it will be your thoughts, and your thoughts alone, that will determine where your life will be tomorrow.
Far too many Christians just float through life. They take what comes at them and just hope for the best. It is sad that so many Christians simply do not take charge of their lives. You really can take charge of your life by taking charge of your thoughts.
Have you noticed that people who are consistently negative think totally different thoughts than people who are consistently positive? And have you noticed that the results in their lives are also completely different? Is that just an amazing coincidence? No.
What about goals? Some Christians reach their goals and others do not. Are those who reach their goals just lucky? Do you often wonder just what is going on in their brains? Well, what's going on in your brain? That is critically important because it will determine your success or failure.
If you don't like where your life is right now, start changing your thoughts. It may take a little effort and you may feel awkward at first. However, be assured that just as the law of gravity works for every person who tries it, our brains work with the same accurate precision.
We are all a product of our own thoughts. So, if you are waiting for some special course, or a dynamic book, or even a movie to change your life, you'll be waiting a lifetime.
I am highly in favor of motivation and inspiration products. They can help you by pointing you in the right direction. They can show you how to think successful thoughts. They can also show you where your thoughts are defeating you. However, no one can think your thoughts except you. And that takes a deliberate decision on your part.
If you are going to be a successful Chistian in every area of your life then you need to put off negative defeating thoughts and choose to think the right thoughts. The right thoughts are what God's Word says.
For example, God's Word says that as a Christian you are righteous, lovely and acceptable in His sight. How do feel about that? If you think less of yourself than what the Bible says, you will not manifest all the greatness that God would have you manifest in your life.
Make the right decisions to think the right thoughts and you will indeed change your life!