Soul Detox – Day 3
Soul Detox Devotion suggests we have 4 categories of toxic thoughts. Check them out.
negative, fearful, discontented, and critical
Which types of toxic thoughts do you experience most often? What are some examples of your toxic thoughts?
Negative: 2. lacking positive or affirmative qualities, such as enthusiasm, interest, or optimism 3. showing or tending towards opposition or resistance via negative – definition of negative by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Fearful: scared, afraid, alarmed, frightened, nervous, terrified, apprehensive, petrified, jittery via fearful – definition of fearful by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Discontented: (with this one, don’t ‘kill’ the messenger; this is what it says): dissatisfied, complaining, unhappy, miserable, fed up, disgruntled, disaffected, vexed, pissed off (taboo slang), displeased, fretful, cheesed off (Brit. slang), brassed off (Brit. slang), with a chip on your shoulder (informal) via discontented – definition of discontented by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Critical: marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws via critical – definition of critical by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Starting at the bottom, this I can say I do not want to be known by family and friends as a person marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws. Of this I am sure! IF I think that way regularly and consistently I will talk that way. So will you.
Discontented. I think all I can say to this is it is the opposite of
11 Not that I am saying this to call attention to any need of mine; since, as far as I am concerned, I have learned to be content regardless of circumstances.
which could only mean when I think discontented (toxic) thoughts, I will surely speak them and that will put me in direct violation of my ABBA’s Word.
Fearful. Need we discuss that? We KNOW perfect love casts out fear. So if we are full of fearful (toxic) thoughts, we can know for sure we are doubting the LOVE of our GOD – lacking in spiritual maturity. That smarts! Ouch!
1 John 4:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Negative. Toxic indeed! Could ruin a perfectly good life with this category! And I don’t want a ruined life — it’s the only one I get here on planet earth and I understand that how I live here determines my rewards in Heaven.
1 Corinthians 3:14-16 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
14 If the work someone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward;
15 if it is burned up, he will have to bear the loss: he will still escape with his life, but it will be like escaping through a fire.
16 Don’t you know that you people are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?
I think I have said enough for today, 🙂
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