Is how you do something just as important as what you do or the results you get? Absolutely. In fact, it may be more important. Bottom line: It’s time to show up and to show up in a positive way.
One of my favorite hip hop groups, De La Soul, had a perfect lyric to describe the essence of this Mindset Minute, “I always exhale the facts ‘cause I don’t inhale lies.”
What we put into ourselves is so much more important than ever before because it dictates how we show up in the world. I am in no way woo-woo but I do know it takes a strong and focused person to stand up against negative inner thoughts. The key is to replace them with positive thoughts as much as possible. One inner thought I focus on right now is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts I think towards you, thoughts to prosper and give you a future and a hope.”
Sometimes I feel forgotten, looked over, almost annihilated. And this verse helps me tremendously when I’m tempted to show up in the world with sadness, anger, and envy. I tell myself God has not forgotten me, even in the depths of my despair. Repeating, remembering, and holding on to the knowledge that God thinks about me is a huge help. It changes me. I really and truly believe God’s world has the power to change me at my core.