In the past while working with some of my organizing clients, I found that many who lived amongst clutter had a thought pattern about themselves that was not serving them well. Now what they were thinking and even speaking out about themselves might have been fact; but it wasn’t truth.
What is the difference and what does that mean? Well, something could be happening and that is fact, but the truth is who God says you are and who He made you to be, and that is perfect in His image.
For example, one of the things I hear from clients is they have ADHD or ADD and they can’t help the way they think. That might be a fact, but the truth is our brains can heal itself. God designed our bodies to heal itself and our brains are part of our body that can be healed. It’s call neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the nervous system to change its activity by responding to internal or external stimuli. It can reorganize brain functions, or connections after injuries, such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or prior traumas.
When we experience trauma (especially as a child) we must put some sense to it. We usually do it by creating thoughts that we continue to hold onto and justify. The sad part is those thoughts are usually damaging. But we don’t need to let those thoughts define us and we certainly don’t need to let those thoughts carry us through the rest of our life.
One of the thoughts I had to let go of was believing I was stupid. This is something I was called as a child when I was being disciplined. Also, because of the abuse I experienced I could not concentrate in my learning, so I defined myself as stupid as well. If you fail at certain subjects that you tried to learn, the only thing you can say to yourself is “it must be because I’m stupid.”
A child isn’t intellectually competent enough to say, “I must not be able to concentrate and learn because of the abuse and trauma I’m experiencing.” So how they define themselves and their situation is based on the thinking of a child.
Our Words Do What?
Our words create images and eventually we live out the reality of the image. For example: When I say something about a dog, the letters d.o.g. doesn’t flash across your mind. You get an image of a dog, perhaps your own or one you know. So, the words you constantly speak about yourself or the words you let ruminate in your mind are creating an image of yourself that you are living out.
Are your thoughts serving you well? Examine your thoughts and the words you speak because they will give you a vivid blueprint to your life. Are you living within the bounds and limitations of that blueprint?
Are those thoughts of yourself negative? Are you always putting yourself down or giving yourself a label so you can put reason to why you are experiencing what you are experiencing. What do the thoughts you are giving voice to create for you? Are you ready to make a change in your life?
Change Your Blueprint
How about letting your blueprint line up with what God says and thinks about you.
Know that if you are living in clutter, that can change. You don’t have to believe the thoughts and reasons you have given yourself to live this way. Will it be easy? Maybe not but you can change and if that change is difficult to tackle on your own, then having someone come along side you, supporting you and helping you know that inside yourself is the strength, courage and wisdom you need to reach this goal.
The first step is to make the decision you don’t want to live this way any longer. Once you make that decision, answers as to how to make that change will begin to come. But if you keep holding onto the thoughts you ruminate in your mind, answers will not come, and change will not occur.
Are you ready to take that first step? If you are, I applaud you. If you are ready to now seek wisdom as to the strategy that will work for you, but you need some support, then Click this link to contact me!
Remember God has made no mistakes in anyone of His creations. You are no mistake, and you are perfect in His sight. It’s just that you need to know that and believe it. I’d love to help you get there.
My heart’s desire is to revive you to love, joy, peace and health!
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