Open Minds … Open Spirits

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
—Jeremiah 29:11

I have a question for you. Do you have an open mind? Or is your mind set in its ways, thinks it knows everything it needs to know, therefore, you are unteachable?

The saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” might be fine for dogs, but it is not good for humans.

How wants us to be teachable, coach able, open to learning more and walking closer to Him. You can’t do that with a closed mind and heart.

The walk with God is like being reborn everyday, holding His hand like we used to hold our Parent’s hands. Because of the depth of what God has to offer, and the breadth of what He has to teach us, we must rid ourselves of some of the detritus, the detrimental and closed minded thoughts we have, in order to make room in our head and heart for Him.

That is not a burden. It is a relief, isn’t it? Make our hearts full of love, joy, hope and peace, instead of having them choke on fear, regret, ego, poopy-thinking.

The amazing thing is we don’t have to wait for a coupon, for God’s love to go on sale, or for another human to give it to us. It isn’t that we have to be elected Prom Queen to get the blessings bestowed on us. It is with us for the asking.

There was a time in my life when it was about others … what other people thought of me, what others said, how other people acted. I made too many things important, that just weren;t. I gave people power of me and what I thought.

To let other humans have that much affect on my mid, led to conflict, a search for peace that was illusive, and me, not being me.

When I learned that I had the ability to change my thoughts, to open my mind to a new way of thinking, right then, at that moment, it was powerful.

So just think what it is like to let God into your heart and mind and have Him rearrange the furniture. Goodbye anxiety! Adios negative thoughts. Sayonara trapped mind and heart.

I love the thought that God wants us to have an open mind and has a huge carrying case of wonderment. God also comes with complete with forgiveness, so we can ditch guilt and use that mind-space for better things, like being stewards of God. Walk with joy. Talk with kindness. Feel lighter with hope. Feel freer with forgiveness.

I live as a faulty human, but I aspire to be blessing. With God, that is achievable to all.

Susan

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