I have OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It’s not the OCD that causes you to repeatedly wash your hands or count items. My OCD is in the mind. I can get an idea in my mind and stay obsessively focused on it for days’, even months. Understanding that I have this condition helps me to control it. Knowing that I have this helps me to stop and think about what I’m thinking about. Some of the thoughts that I have are often out in left field. I think, “Where the heck did that thought come from?” I then gather myself and start deciphering the thoughts. Ok, is this thought reality? Is this thought true?
Once I have gathered myself I start to let my subconscious fill my conscious mind with the knowledge that I have been filling it with. Things that are positive, productive, true, and biblical. Had I not been on a self-development journey, I would not have the tools necessary to overcome these issues.
We have the freedom to choose the focal points of our mind. Whatever occupies your mind the most becomes your idol. That is a scary thought. In the book, “Jesus Calling”, by Sarah Young. She relays a message that Jesus laid on her heart and that is, “Guard your thoughts diligently; good thought choices will keep you close to me”.
This week my call to action for you is this, see if you have a focal point. Do you allow your thoughts to run wild? Can you call them back to your focal point when you get off coarse? If so great, you are well on your way. If not, start to fill your mind with what you want to be your idol. We are told to only have one idol in our lives, what is yours? This will begin to Invite Excellence into your Life, then all else will fall into place. Exercise your right to freedom. Have a great week and go show off your AWESOME!!!