What Is the Fruit of Your Thoughts?

Whatever your mind focuses on will be manifested in your life. Because you will get the fruit of your thoughts (Jeremiah 6:19).

fruit of your thoughts

Your core beliefs will come out in your words and deeds (Matthew 15:18; Luke 6:45). What you say and do will show what you think about more than what you say you think about.

If you don’t like what you see manifesting as the fruit of your thoughts, here’s how you can change.

How You Lead Depends on Who You Think You Are

Your leadership ability is tied to your identity. You will never be able to lead anyone beyond where you see yourself. You must believe you can do something before you can lead anyone else to do it. Who you think you are will determine how you lead.

How You Lead

People will want to follow you if you can teach them how they can become better than they are. That starts with cultivating a belief in who you can become—based on God’s word—so you can help others believe who they can become.

To improve how you lead, use these Scriptures to cultivate your belief in who you can become.

How to Discover Your Personal Identity

God wants you to be who He made you to be, work how He wants you to work, and accomplish what He wants you to accomplish. In order to do all that, you first must discover your personal identity.

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That is easier said than done. God is the source of your personal identity. And you must seek Him to know who He is in order to embrace the God-designed package of your personal identity.

Understanding your personal identity can be similar to understanding your company’s brand identity. Here are three questions to start you on your journey to discover your personal identity.

Why You Must Act on What You Know

The Scripture says you should be doers of the word and not just hearers (James 1:22). But why is that? Why does God say you must act on what you know?

act on what you know

The second half of James 1:22 tells us why: you will deceive yourself if you don’t act on what you know. And Hebrews 5:13-14 says you will be unskilled in righteousness if you don’t put into practice what you know from Scripture.

But what does that look like practically? And why is that such a big deal? Here are three things that will happen if you don’t act on what you know from Scripture.

How You Can Take Ownership of Your Mind

You can have the future God wants for you. You don’t have to be limited by what others say about you. But first you have to take ownership of your mind.

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What you think will determine what you can do. How you perceive yourself will influence what you are able to accomplish. Everything you are able to do will start with your thought life.

Don’t make yourself fail even before you start. Here is a three-step process that you can use to take ownership of your mind.

What Goes on Inside Your Head?

Your thoughts directs your life. And whatever your mind believes will impact what you say and do. Whatever goes on inside your head will eventually work itself out.

Inside Your Head

Whatever you believe about yourself will ultimately manifest through your words and actions. Jesus said that everything you say and do originates in what you believe in your heart (Luke 6:45; Mark 7:15-23).

Here are three questions to consider so you can be aware of what goes on inside your head.

Why Your Workplace Is a Place for Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth happens most through our interactions with others. Since you spend more of your waking hours with the people at your workplace, then your workplace is a place for spiritual growth.

spiritual growth

God works in you to want to do what pleases Him (Philippians 2:13). And Scripture tells you to work out your salvation (Philippians 2:12). That means you literally need to work out of you what God has put in you through your interactions with other people. That makes the workplace a great place to test out what God is doing in you.

Here are three ways you can use your workplace as a place for spiritual growth.

Why the First Step Is the Most Important

Change is hard. It’s not easy to do something new. Especially if you’ve been doing something else for a long time. But you have to be willing to take that first step.

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It’s tempting to think that biblical heroes of the faith were always that way. But great men of the Bible were just men who put their faith in action.

Here’s a look at three biblical heroes who had to make a big change. But they were willing to make that first step.

The Essential Practice of Thinking Differently

I have found that we all can get stuck in ruts as we go about our lives.  We tend to keep doing things the same way because that is how we have always done them.  And we only change the results we get in our lives when we continually develop a practice of intentionally thinking differently.

Thinking Differently

Our actions originate with our thoughts.  So if we change our thought patterns, then we will change our actions.  And that will change the results we get.

We are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).  Looking at the key words in this verse, here is a breakdown of how we can go about intentionally thinking differently.

What Constitutes God’s Standard for Success?

Success is something that we all want.  Because we all want to be successful at what we spend our time doing.  But how should we look at success?  And what is God’s definition of success?

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We don’t want to climb the ladder of success, only to find out that we had it leaning up against the wrong wall.  So how should we live our lives so that we can be successful according to God’s standard?

Looking at success through a spiritual lens, we see there are three elements that need to be in place in order to be successful.