A Change of Mindset – Part of His Plan

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It began as an internal dry pit. Soon, the waters of doubt, dismay, and frustration rained from me, creating muddy water as the chasm filled. The surface disappeared from my sight. I was headlong into an overflow created from my own negative thoughts.

As the sun began to spill light into darkness that morning, I posted an update on my Facebook author page: Focus on the good in people, not the bad. Make a list of the positive things you witness throughout your day. Read it tonight. You may even do this for your spouse or child. You will be surprised at the outcome – appreciation and grace.

I never did write a list, but my state of mind changed in a snap. I refused to look for, or acknowledge, anything negative. This left room for me to see what remained, which was all things positive.

Just by making a deliberate effort to change my own thought process, everything in my world took on a new sheen, and it grew. It expanded to a spirit filled with contentment and happiness, renewed by His living water.

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)

Prior to my change of mindset, I detested one particular thing that uncomfortably seemed to engulf each day. After I refused the negative thoughts, through prayer, God revealed to me how the current circumstances were going to enable us (my husband and I) to grow as individuals. I then welcomed and asked Him to provide more, if it was His will. God will shut a door, or put us in what we conceive as ill-fitting circumstances, to lead us to His individual plan. I am so very grateful.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (ESV)

Thank you, Lord, for the times when I fall short. You are there to lift me up, as any loving father would do. I learn, you teach, and you protect.


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2 thoughts on “A Change of Mindset – Part of His Plan

  1. Ginger Moore says:

    Amen sister! The Word tells us to capture our thoughts and to renew out minds with His Word. Amazing how when we do that, when we choose what to think or mentally dwell on, so much changes in us and around us. Thank you for this reminder.

    • Mary Humphrey says:

      Yes, Ginger! So well said.

      We’ve taken His guidance at that time, made the adjustments that brought us into His will, and as you said, “so much changes in us and around us.”



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