Every single day the average person thinks 10,000 thoughts. In one year, you will process 3.5 million thoughts. Do the math... almost 200 million thoughts by the time you turn 50.
Imagine someone handing you a check for 10K this morning as you woke up, and said "you can do with it whatever you choose to." Some of you would sit and ponder for hours what to do with it, because that 10K could benefit you in a significant way.
Now consider every day of your life you are given a check worth 10,000 thoughts. We should take this seriously, because these thoughts determine the direction of our lives. We can choose to believe truth or lies about our God and ourselves with these thoughts. These thoughts are deposits into our future.
What do you choose to believe with your thoughts. Remember those that believe the best, see the best!
These choices will determine if we choose to live our lives in the comfort of a box, or outside of the box. We either choose Comfort or Courage, but we can't choose both!
The box attracts people who think the same as you do. When you want to step out of the box, you will have those that will hold you back and tell you all the reasons you shouldn't do so...
All across our world we have Christians who have yet to leave the box and haven't grown a step out of their infancy. And truth be told, they are old by age but are still in the playpen of infancy.
I wonder what our God thinks as he witnesses his children who have been saved for 20,30, or 40 years and have yet to step out in a courageous way to follow Jesus? I really believe it breaks his heart, considering he gave his only son to die on the cross for us to live courageously.
So I ask you, what are you choosing to believe today, truth or lies? The answer to that question will determine whether or not you will live up to your redemptive potential.