Your beliefs and attitudes will affect your thinking patterns. Your thinking patterns will affect your behaviors in a big way. Repeated behaviors become habits that will impact on your health. I recently tweeted this out on Twitter:
Beliefs > Attitudes > Thinking Patterns > Behaviors > Health Status
I want to ask you about a few beliefs that are key to determining how you behave.
Do you believe you are loved?
Do you believe you are accepted?
Do you believe you have worth?
These are three deep needs that each of us have. I believe that God wired these needs deep into our spirit when he created us. If you answer any of these with a “no” then you’re likely to have some habits in your life that are not conducive to good health. These habits will be affected by thinking patterns that stem from these beliefs…. which are false.
Perhaps your interactions with people or your experiences in the past have influenced your belief that you are not loved, accepted or have worth. These beliefs are straight from the pit of hell. The evil one, Satan, would want you to believe these things because he knows that if you did, you would be stymied in your ability to live your life in a way that fully glorifies God. And, the habits that stem from these beliefs will likely be unhealthy.
The truth is that you are loved, accepted and have great worth to the one who loves you more than anyone – God the Father.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”John 15:13
“God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Each of these verses are meant for you personally. God is a personal God and he desires that you receive his messages in the Bible for you personally. No matter what messages that people may have given to you, God sends you messages that are true.
If you struggle with beliefs about yourself that are false, allow the truth that you are loved, accepted and worthy to the God that created you to sink deep into your heart. It will be good for your health.
It will also enable you to glorify God more by how you live your life.
Have a blessed day!