We create our own circumstances good & bad.
By: Dan Neilson Brown
A very small percentage of the circumstances
we find ourselves in can be attributed to
the decisions of other people, or to God for
what He has ordained to get our attention.
But, for the most part, we create our own
circumstances... good and bad.
Consciously, or unconsciously, we have
ourselves at some time or another produced
our current conditions through the thoughts
we've engaged in followed by decisions.
It's easy to blame someone or something
outside of ourselves, and make excuses as to
why we may be experiencing certain
But, we must be mature enough to take full
responsibility for our own lives and quit
playing the part of the victim.
It's liberating when you can say, "I got
myself into this, and with God's help, I can
Realistically, there's no easy way out of
trouble, but there's a simple way...
Think rightly instead of wrongly, and
conditions will begin to improve.
What is thinking rightly? It's what the
Bible says about you, your circumstances,
and God. It is the "truth."
Thinking wrongly has to do with our
emotions. Since emotions are inconsistent,
they cannot be trusted.
Irresponsibly, this is where most people
make major choices in life, during an
emotional high or low. It's a recipe for
You should never make a decision based on
As long as we go on thinking wrongly about
ourselves and our lives, the same sort of
difficulties will continue to harass us.
Every seed must inevitably bring forth after
its own kind, for thought is the seed of
When we think rightly by doing and saying
what God's Word says about our situations,
sooner or later, all ill health, poverty,
loneliness, and unharmonious conditions must
Proverbs 23:07 says, "As a man thinks, so is
he." Now let's take a look at John 10:10...
Christ died that we may have life and have
it to its full. Also, in this same Scripture, it
says "The devil comes only to steal, kill,
Our minds are a battlefield. As long as
there is a devil out there we must
constantly be aware that he's always trying
to influence our thinking in one way or
He wants us to agree with him so he can
If you're speaking garbage out of your
mouth, then the devil's got you right where
he wants you.
That's why we must speak God's Word in faith
concerning every aspect of our lives. We
need to agree with God!
Even though our minds are a battlefield and
life itself is a battle, it's also a great
adventure that's filled with choices.
There used to be a bumper sticker that read,
"God is my co-pilot." Later, someone created
another one that read, "If God is your
co-pilot, switch seats."
No, it was right the first time. God has put
YOU in the drivers seat.
He said, "I set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing, therefore, choose
life" (Deuteronomy 30:19).
What you just read comes from Chapter 3
of my eBook/Audio Book:
"5 Biblical Keys to Changing Your Life"
I wanted to share that with you because
the mind is the place where the battle will
be either won or lost!
Positive People, Positive Thinking, Positive Results!