” And he said to them, be careful what you are hearing. The measure (of thought and study) you give (to the truth you hear) will be measured (of virtue and knowledge) that comes back to you and more (besides) will be given to you who hear.” ~ Mark 4:24 (The Amplified Bible)
What have you been listening to that has so consumed your thoughts and what have you been meditating on? The seeds of those meditated thoughts will come back with a harvest in your life.
We can meditate on something negative someone has said to us and the harvest of that can come back as self doubt, low self esteem, worry and fear. We can also meditate on the good someone has said to us and the harvest of that can come back as courage, boldness, increased self esteem, confidence and fearlessness.
What words or statements have shaped who you are today? Make a decision today to chose what you hear and mediate on it. Philippians 4:7 says,
” ….. whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
I had to choose to hear what people said about me and what I said to myself as I have had many negative words said to me. But I took those same words refashioned them and used them as stepping stones to climb higher to be the best that I can be. I continue to focus and meditate on what Father God says about me because His thoughts towards me will always be for good and not evil. ” For I know the thoughts I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil,to give you an expected end.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Dear Heart, take every negative thought or word, refashion it and use it for your good. Meditate on what God thinks and says about you. Find scriptures and use the Word of God to erase the negative and superimpose the positive and beauty of God’s word on your heart.