Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Self-fullfilling prophecies

Hello, my name is Alyson, and I will be your personal trainer for today.  First of all ladies, don't be afraid to lift weights.  It's good for you.  But most of all, heed this:

Our words and our thoughts become self-fulfilling prophecies.  If you say, "I'm always nervous when I get on planes," What is going to happen the next time you get on a plane?  You're going to be nervous. Sometimes we so closely identify ourselves with our defects that they become who we are.  Our identity as a person begins to lie in our faults.  I heard these three things just in the last two days from clients and friends: "I'm so clumsy."  "I've always been chubby."  "I'm not a finisher."

As a man thinks, so is he.  Your beliefs determine your behavior.  If these negative thoughts are what you're saying about yourself, you are creating self-fullfilling prophecies.  You may say that you don't really believe these things, but your behavior speaks differently.

As a believer, identify yourself in Christ.  "I am a believer in Jesus Christ that struggles with drugs.  My name is John."  Our identity must be in Jesus, not in our struggle.  We all have hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  Don't let them become your identity.

"So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.  Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"  2 Cor 5:16-17

7 comments:

Amanda said...

Well, that was inspirational!
Thanks for speaking truth, Al.

Shannon W. said...

Yes. you said it so well. I wrote a post about this, but couldn't quite get it out right. Thanks. PS, what are you holding?

Fred Love said...

A power block dumb bell

Unknown said...


شركة تنظيف بالرياض

وايت شفط الصرف الصحى
شركة وايت شفط الصرف الصحى
المهندس
Google

شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدوادمى

Unknown said...


شركة تنظيف بالخرج
شركة تنظيف منازل بالخرج
شركة تنظيف فلل بالخرج
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالخرج
شركة تنظيف واجهات بالخرج
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالخرج
شركة رش مبيدات بالخرج
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالخرج
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخرج

Unknown said...


شركة تسليك مجارى بالخرج
شركة عزل اسطح بالخرج
شركة عزل خزانات بالخرج
شركة نقل اثاث بالخرج
شركة تنظيف قصور بالخرج
شركة تنظيف شقق بالخرج
وايت شفط الصرف الصحى بالخرج
شركة تنظيف مسابح بالخرج
شركة ترميم منازل بالخرج

tushar soni said...


buy furniture online singapore
buy furniture online singapore

Followers

About Me

My photo
I am the wife of an awesome man known to his friends as Fred :) The mom of four incredible kids, Hudson, Pierce, Alayna and Adelle. We homeschool and I teach a few classes at our local YMCA. Above all we love and worship Jesus Christ as Lord and this blog is a peek at our journey to raise children who delight in the Lord.