Hello everyone Jaysie Sheppard here, and I know it's been a few months since I had a blog but I'm back!!! I have known in my heart that God wanted me to express to all women how beautiful we are inside and out, but I struggled with this topic when it comes to beauty in the Mind. I knew when he told me to write about this a few months ago that it was important that we all women understand how beautiful our minds are and the thinking within our mind has major aspect of how we identify ourselves with God. I struggled with this because I knew deep down inside I had a lot of stinking thinking. My mind was not beautiful because I chose to keep ugly thoughts on the daily running in my head. Then I realized recently how I devalued my mind. I am not talking about knowledge, education, and wisdom which gives our minds beauty as well, but the thoughts I will let sit next to the wisdom of God in me. The thoughts that had “no evidence of truth”, is what a great known professor said. “When your having anxiety or depression I would like for you to ask yourself one question, Where is the Evidence?” He was saying that what evidence do I have to think that it is true. Do you know the future, can you read that person's mind, did you see that with your own eyes? What evidence do we have ladies to think so ugly about ourselves or others?
TD Jakes used a term in one of his sermons called “sensual thinking”. This is when your thinking about everything that's around you and you worry without ever getting a conclusion. I was doing exactly that today. This is when your constantly thinking of negative things and getting no conclusion and it goes over and over in my mind. I can say if God was looking at my mind it was not the beautiful princess he always sees me. My mind was ugly, because I was choosing to think ugly. Are our minds reflecting the same beautiful image that God describes us in the word of God?
This Scripture I believe from a athletes perspective is quite useful for me because it's all action words.
“That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:22-27 NKJV
This has given me almost a brand new outfit to wear in my mind. Now I can dress my mind up with beautiful thoughts and beautiful jewelry of thinking. This is a process but if you continue in this chapter God gives us tools to think beautifully. So ladies finish reading the rest of Ephesians in this chapter and let's discuss how we will use these tools to think beautifully about things even when someone has hurt us. We need to strengthen ourselves first in order to be a beautiful mind for others as well.
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