Thankfulness – my desire to press on even thought I don’t feel well
Step 1 (capture thoughts) – feeling under the weather does make focused mind renewal a little harder. I didn’t eat much yesterday till dinner – I wasn’t all that hungry but ate a lot – it’s been a while since I’ve done that – must be feeling empty (spiritually) I also didn’t take my thoughts captive – I’ll do better today – did a little snuggle today with Tim – hope he appreciates it – but I took the cue to soften yesterday and put it into action.
Step 2 (Focused Reflection) – my toxic thoughts of food and body image are rooted in a lack of self-love, false sense of where my wroth is found, being self-protecting instead of allowing God to be my defender – putting food in as comfort to add extra padding around my heart – so weird, but I get it…
Step 3 (journal) – I can love fully because God loves me. I can be healed by God as I learn to allow Him to protect me, heal me, love me and teach me how to live life for Him and not in slavery to circumstance and emotion and life… I will choose joy and use my mind to not think about myself but keep it focused on God’s kingdom. I have no right to be irritable or complain about anything… God is in control and whatever comes my way – I believe with all my heart that He is working all things out with purpose and intentionality.
Step 4 (pray and listen) – take care of your body – live committed to shine with joy today – read and pray tonight
Step 5 (active reach) – Reflect on the journal entries the last two days.