Mind Over Matter

My Words are (Sometimes) Wise

I’m way late on this week’s “Mind Over Matter Mantra” post. The hubs told me to sleep on my original post for a few more days before I decide to post it. That means I may offend someone so it is probably best to edit it before I post it. So, in the meantime, I will share a different “Mind Over Matter Mantra” with you today!
 
I am clothed with strength and dignity, and I laugh without fear of the future. When I speak, my words are wise, and I give instructions with kindness.”‭‭(Derived from Proverbs‬ ‭31:25-26‬ ‭NLT)‬‬

This is definitely a “Mind Over Matter Mantra” for me! I am very resolute in my principles and sometimes quite abrupt with my actions or articulations. I truly feel this is an affirmation (work in progress) for me and more often than not it takes “Mind Over Matter” skills to remain steadfast in my beliefs while still maintaining a genteel demeanor. 

What character trait takes mindful effort to maintain in your daily life?

5 thoughts on “My Words are (Sometimes) Wise

  1. Mind over matter. To help me I must know how it starts.

    I like how Swoope puts it in his rhyme “Bow Down”

    “…Watch my thoughts, they become my actions, Then my actions, they become my habits, Then my habits, they become my nature, And I’m looking in the mirror at a total stranger….”

    My thoughts come from either one, my heart, or two they are lies/deception from the enemy. -Jeremiah says the heart above all things is deceitful, who can know it? And 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
    5casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”

    And 2 Corinthians 10:5 gives me us the answer. Taking our thoughts captive. Not an easy task.

    I took a class on self-confrontation that was completely emersed me in God’s word. What I learned from that class what where I fall short and it showed me how to make a plan. So when those thoughts and temptations arose I was enabled to stop, and alter my normal reactions.

    I struggle with ediftying speech & anger. My plans centered around breaking down a verse regarding my issue to understand God’s word on it and how I fall short when doing it my way.

    Page 2 digs into the plan. It is a detailed plan that I write myself that uses Scriptures that re.ind me of God’s way, prayer, a toons for when I’m unsuccessful in following God’s way.

    I’m not perfect, but God has shown me that when I make a plan and write it down of what I’m going to do when “that” situation occurs, then I’m more likely to not make fleshly decisions. It’s true, it really works. Gods word changes hearts and changes people. My marriage is living proof. Check out our marriage testimony by going to: the Knot.com and searching for Stefani Brantley year 2016.

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  2. It takes a lot of effort for me to be patient with others, including not raising my voice when things aren’t happening quickly enough for me. I tend to go from 0-100 mph in a split second as far as having a temper, so working on inserting a mental (pause) into my thought processes is very important for me to work on.

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