Kerrie L. Palmer

Simplicity: Focused on the essentials of living the best life.

Something I’ve Learned

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So.

Something I’ve learned . . .

It can be difficult to clearly see that an  unhealthy thought  has attached to the way life is managed.

Until . . .

It rises to the top.

The thing is . . .

It often begins as a random thought.

But . . .

It becomes a reaction, if, it’s not acknowledged or addressed.

And . . .

It quickly becomes a stumbling block to living the best life.

Sometimes.

It’s helpful to write a list of ongoing thoughts to determine what is and is not healthy.

or example any thought that even remotely seems like it means that I’m not good enough is to be taken care of—

  “I am not good enough to  . . . ”

“If, only I could . . . then I would . . . ”  

” This is never going to happen . . .

My grid system begins with simple questions:

  • Am I thinking the best about myself, others, and/or the outcome of a circumstance?
  • Is this the best?
  • Will this be the best?

I define “best” by asking if, Christ is a part of this thought, using his three words recorded in John 14:6:

  • The Way (Love)
  • Truth
  • Life

Whatever thought elicits a “no” to this list needs to be broken off of my thinking process.  It just does.

It’s a simple, intentional, and freeing way to synthesize it all.

Because.

I’ve found the same old thoughts will continue to rise up despite my greatest intention, if, I don’t break it and move through the “healing process.”

Exodus 14 gives us the picture of the healing process through breaking off the things that own and enslave us.

So.  It’s part of the reason Joshua and I produced  “Break It”   for Studio 365 (see below ).   The first episode features Exodus 14:13-14.  Turns out, this is a picture of serious soul searching of what is and what can be–

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid.

Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.

The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (NIV).

I’ve learned to  go soul deep and evaluate with a strong resolve to be courageous and firm, trusting God to deliver me,  birthing a freeing and new thought to keep my thought process healthy.  This sets me on the course to prayerfully strategize and solve the issues rather than to be owned by a lie.

I’ve learned my journey impacts more than myself . . . like these two cuties . . . who are impacted by the way I live my life—Kerrie

 

Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED