Your Thoughts & Their Consequences
I am honored to give you a glimpse into Sundi Jo’s manifesto –Liar Liar: Is Your Life Based on the Lies You Believe?
Which happens to be FREE right now.
The average person has over 30,000 thoughts per day. Isn’t that crazy when you think about it? (Pardon the pun) That doesn’t include the words we speak, only what we think.
Dr. Caroline Leaf says, “We need to be very aware of what we choose to think about. Sooner or later the thoughts we build in our minds become words and actions.”
Hi. My name is Sundi Jo. (sun-dee-jo) Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m stupid. My dad hates me and chose alcohol over loving me. I’m too ugly and no man will ever love me.
Oh.. and how are you today?
If you had met me for the first time three years ago, those would have been the words swirling around silently in my mind as I shook your hand, smiling and pretending all was well.
Allow me to introduce myself now.
Hi. I’m Sundi Jo. I’m okay with me. My dad loved me through an addiction the best way he knew how. God has put a man in my life that displays His grace and love to me more than I ever could have asked or imagined.
As I was introducing myself previously and sharing my thoughts, that was only in a matter of seconds. So imagine, if you will, the effects that could have on a person if their thinking was negative. It doesn’t take long for those 30,000 words to make an impact on our minds, our hearts, and finally, our words.
You are what you think. I’m pretty sure some wise scholar somewhere came up with that long ago.
If you believe you’re ugly, does the way you dress reflect your thoughts? Do you cover yourself up? Do you hide? If you change those negative thoughts and begin to think you are beautiful and tell yourself the same, watch how your style of dress changes.
Most of my life I wore big t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, boy shorts, and ball caps: anything to hide the fact that behind the appearance there was actually a beautiful woman in there somewhere. I was too afraid to let people see that part of me. It was too vulnerable and I didn’t want to risk being hurt.
Though I still prefer flip-flops and t-shirts to skirts and high heels, I’m comfortable being me.
P.S. When in doubt, add pink to your wardrobe – it changes everything! Yes men, this applies to you as well. Real men wear pink, right?
If you think people will never love you, ask yourself how you do with loving others. Do you tolerate people or do you actually love them? The more you believe that not everyone is out to get you, the more you’ll realize how much easier it is to allow others to love you, with no other motive but to simply love you.
How are your thoughts today?
God, we invite you to bring Your Word to perform surgery on our minds and thoughts (Hebrews 4:12). We call on Your power to prepare our minds to take in the extravagant dimensions of Your love for us (Ephesians 3:18-19). We need help fixing our attention on You so You can change our thoughts and transform our lives from the inside out. (Romans 12:2) We ask knowing Jesus would want this for us as well. Amen.
Sundi Jo is a writer, speaker, and small business owner, making her home in Branson, Missouri. She is the author of Liar Liar, a manifesto that will challenge you, change your heart, and lead you in the right direction to believe the truth about your true identity. You’ll find her engulfed in the social media world, spending time with friends and family, hanging out in a pair of jeans and flip-flops, or writing. Find Sundi Jo on Facebook or Twitter (@sundijo).
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.