The Power Of Your Thinking

God has really been taking me through a process and showing me the power our thoughts have over our results and how susceptible we can be to the things we perceive.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
— Romans 12:2

Some of what I say may seem ridiculous but there is so much power in what you set and let influence the way you see yourself. I have spent some time dealing with feelings of inferiority and like a wave it have come to me how deep seeded those thoughts and feelings were.

When I was younger I was never really good at PlayStation games, to be honest I''m not really any better now. I was that guy who never won, no matter what kind of game it was, FIFA, Call of Duty, Mario Kart. I mean, I even struggled against computer. Though now, this seems as irrelevant at a young age it sewed a seed of inferiority in me.

From there I'd go to school and was never the best academically and that would of course add a new layer of self doubt. Especially with siblings who thrived academically, it could make you feel like you never lived up. That asides, I didn't seem to do all that well with a lot of other things I tried. It resulted in me becoming quite lazy, cause i didn't believe putting in effort would make a difference cause I naturally just wasn't good enough.

Then I found acting and it seemed like the place for me, It gave me a place where I finally seemed to fit in and something I was good at. But the negative seeds of inferiority were already in me from all the things I let shape my thinking.

So even with acting I had a lot of things that made me feel unqualified. Mainly I did a lot of theatre, it is what I was trained in but the first thing people think of when they think theatre is, musical theatre. Unfortunately I can't sing, like I can't sing to save my life. So it meant during any musical I'd get into which was always the biggest play of the year at school, I'd have a very small role, so I grew to feel self-conscious and insufficient even in the place where I felt called to.

Your eyes are in constant communication with your brain therefore they influence the way you think so dramatically.

i studied photography and our eyes kind of work like a pinhole camera. you put a sheet of photo paper into a pitch dark container with a hole at the front that is closed off. when you uncover the hole light floods through, but the light from above enter and goes to the bottom of the image and vice versa, so when you process the image it is upside-down and you simply turn the picture the right way up.

Our eyes work like a pinhole camera so receive images upside-down, the fact we see them the right way round shows how quickly our eyes communicate with our brains to make sense of what we see,

I spent so much of the time when I was young seeing myself fail to measure up in things that weren't meant for me, but i had lent a level of importance to them that it all clouded my perception and made me feel inferior to others.

God realised the power of the things we see. Saul was so taken by the things he saw and his perception of the faith that he could not see any other way. He went out of his way to kill and imprison those who followed Christ.

Jesus saw the only way for Saul to really see the truth was to blind him to everything else.

We have to learn to guard our thoughts and what we let ourselves perceive, the people around you are hugely influential. What you surround yourself with you will become.

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
— 1 Corinthians 15:33

Your thinking dictates the decisions you make, enter a place where your thought are positive,