The quote is: Don’t believe everything you think.
- Just because I think my husband is being mean, doesn’t mean he is.
- Just because I think my child is being lazy, doesn’t mean she is.
- Just because I think my friend doesn’t care, doesn’t mean she doesn’t.
- Just because I think my neighbor snubbed me, doesn’t mean he did.
- Just because I think I am dumb, fat, lazy, ugly, unskilled…, doesn’t mean I am.
Especially when it comes to those closest to us, do not believe those negative thoughts. Our loved ones do not want to purposefully hurt us. Ask them clarifying questions if your interpretation is feeling negative. Believe them and not your own thinking when they say they didn’t mean a comment negatively. The reward is unity.
Who would want to divide us? Not the Lord. The evil one is keen on dividing and destroying our relationships. Fight him, not your loved ones.
When it comes to lying to ourselves…Don’t believe everything you think. God has made us in His image. He lives in us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are not perfect, but we are perfectly loved.
The Lord tells us, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13.
It is Satan’s lie that says, “I can’t.” It is through lying to us that he holds us back from what the Lord has for us to do.
“Casting down imaginations”(II Cor. 10:5) sounds a lot like, “Don’t believe everything you think.” “Be alert, the devil is prowling around like lion seeking someone to devour.” (I Peter 5:8) Resist him where all sin starts, in the mind, by not believing everything you think!