I think, therefore I am.

What one thinks, one becomes.
Be careful what thoughts you entertain, for it may just become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
We often don't realize how much our everyday thoughts effect who we are- or become.
Even those small fleeting thoughts- the ones we end up entertaining more with time- can become our reality if we're not careful.
What thoughts do you entertain?
                         Do they look like this?
No one cares.
I'm ugly.
I'll never succeed at anything worthwhile.
I mess up everything I touch.
This is not the life I wanted.
I'm a loser. The world is out to get me.
There is no way I'm going to survive this.
I'm too old...or too young...or too busy to make a difference.
                         Or do they look like this?
I am loved by God.
I can do this.
I'm not perfect, but I was made for a purpose.
I am special because of who God made me to be.
I might mess things up, but there is still hope for me.
I can be an overcomer. I will survive.
I can make a difference.
I can embrace joy. I can choose to believe the Truth.
We can choose faith and truth, or we an choose a lie. Whichever one we choose to dwell on will become the center of our thinking, which results in actions towards ourselves and others.
That's why the Bible talks about guarding our hearts, for they are the wellspring of life.
What thoughts are you dwelling on?
Do they bring life to your soul?