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What’s On Your Mind?

Proverbs 23:7

I believe a mind has great power and if not used correctly, it can get you into trouble. What do I mean by that? Well, think about it, the word says, “as a man thinketh, so is he”. Our thoughts are where our future actions are born. They determine what we say and do….good and bad. Now, there is a way to control our thoughts (our mind) to say and do more good than bad. And, that is by keeping our mind on the one who keeps us in our right frame of mind…God. Through the Holy Spirit, which is God’s voice, we are reminded that God’s word speaks of faith, vision, purpose, love, confidence and protection. From that we can walk in faith, have a vision, fulfill purpose, act in love, think confidently and, feel protected, PERIOD.

However, there is another voice that has room in our mind. It seeks to dominate space and desires to control our actions. It is just as strong as God’s, but its strength can be weakened, IF we choose. Because remember, God gives us free will. Now, when we allow the other voice…and, we do occasionally allow it to take center stage in our minds…we allow it to inject doubt, fear, insecurities, anxiety, helplessness, despair and defeat in our thoughts and then eventually our actions resemble/respond accordingly. As a result we are not confident, we fear all things, we feel inadequate, we are anxious, we feel vulnerable, we act in haste and we give up.

But, my friends we must remind ourselves that we are able to determine what voice should be heard and what voice should be placed on mute. Turn the volume up on God’s voice, reminding you that you are more than a conqueror; that with Him ALL things are possible; that you are the head and not the tail; that even in your darkest hour, you are never alone; that you are protected and loved, even if your mother and father forsake you. Don’t let your boss, your spouse, your client, your friend or even your foe make you feel that you are not worthy, great, capable, intelligent, beautiful, competent and wonderfully made.

The voice we should always give VIP access to in our minds is the voice that speaks love, power, peace…the one that gives us a sound mind.  As Joyce Meyer says, “change your stinkin’ thinkin’” and allow your positive thinking to blossom into a sweet aroma that is pleasing to God’s nostrils.

Walk in faith; live in love,

Mo Wood

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<strong>WHO IS MONICA WOOD AKA MOWOOD?</strong>

Monica Wood is one who faith walks even when she doesn’t want to. Through trial and error I have made some mistakes – not many are visible – but all have left a reminder of their existence. It is through the scars that I have learned what kind of faith I have and what kind of God I serve. And, for close to 4 years now I have been led to share some of my scars, during a season of “transparency”, in the form of daily or weekly or even monthly devotionals.

Over the years, I have received unsolicited feedback with surprising testimonials that were sparked by my transparent messages. All remarks and reactions have been a blessing and encouragement. However, I am led to write because I like to write out where I am and how God is working in it. Now my writings have a title, “MoMoments”.  I pray this blessing will be a blessing.

ADDITIONAL

Monica Wood is a business owner/entrepreneur. She is president/owner of <a href=”http://www.mwprinc.com/”>MWPR, Inc</a>., a full-service woman-owned/operated Public Relations consultancy specializing in Religious and Sports PR, Brand Development and Crisis/Reputation Management. Her passions include sports, reading, spending time with her family and friends and being an active participant in various ministries in her church, <a href=”http://www.theparkministries.org/”>The Park Church</a>. Her personal ministry has always been mentoring young girls. In 2004, Wood created Hiz Temple™, Inc. Initially created to spread God’s word through hip clothing, Wood soon realized that God wanted HT to make a larger impact on the lives of young people. Through scripture reference I Corinthians 6:19-20, Wood expanded HT to include creative ministry workshops and travels to churches and community groups speaking to young girls and women on how to love themselves and develop a relationship with God.