Nick was a tough guy with a bad outlook. He worked on the railways. One night after all his fellow workers had gone home he accidentally locked himself in a refrigerated carriage. Worried that the temperature was below freezing, he yelled for help, but to no avail. The more he thought about his situation the colder he felt, until eventually he started shivering uncontrollably. Convinced he was dying, he wrote a letter to his family outlining what had happened. The next morning they found Nick's body. An autopsy revealed that he had indeed frozen to death. But the investigators discovered something puzzling. The carriage in which Nick was trapped was out of order and had been disconnected. The night he froze to death the temperature in the boxcar was 16.1 degrees, just below room temperature. But because he expected to die, he lost the battle in his mind.
What you believe about your life is more important than what anyone else believes.
Job said, 'What I feared has come upon me.' Be careful what you anticipate; negative expectations become self-fulfilling prophecies. God has promised to help you, but you get the deciding vote. By focusing on the negative you're agreeing to let satan defeat you. Jesus said, '... "According to your faith will it be done for you"' (Matthew 9:29 NIV). Another translation puts it like this: '... "Become what you believe"... ' (TM).
So get into agreement with God's Word and focus on His promises instead of your problems. When you do, your faith will take you to new levels of victory. But it's up to you to take the first step!
I absolutely adore this one. We truly do become out thoughts. I am absolutely convinced of that...and if there is one thing that i have learned, it is that beauty really does come from within, and that is not just something that ugly people say! ;)
I have had the best day. I spent a few hours this afternoon doing mum's hair for her. Her and Graham are off on a trip to Aussie next week and we could not have her flitting off on an overseas trip with grey roots! Straightened it for her, and sent her on her way, looking lovely for some meeting that she was going to - that she tried to drag me to but i politely declined - about the foreshore and seabed stuff.
I grabbed the girls from school. They were super tired. It was Howick College's athletics day today - so if you saw a bunch of nutty looking kids dressed in bright colours with face paint all over them in Howick today, and wondered why - well now you know!
They saw my blog post about their bedroom. It did not get the reaction that i had hoped for / expected...i was hoping for horror and shame...instead i got laughter. However, the room is now clean so the end result was all good!
I got a phone call at about 5, advising me that i had been shortlisted for the job that i went on an interview last week for - i have a second interview on Thursday - so more stress! But good, positive stress!
On that note, i went for a run. It was a lovely evening out there, at dusk. What a fantastic way to end a fantastic day!