You can't think your way into a new way of living...you have to live your way into a new way of thinking.
Wow. I love that. It is so true. I heard this in a meeting and it resonated with me.
I thought I could think my way out of everything under my own power when I was drinking. My best thinking got me drunk every time.
“If I can just figure this out and manipulate a way around this problem, it will go away.” The hard part about this is that some problems don’t have a simple “think around.” So in my obsessive thinking, I would always end up frustrated and back to drinking to stop my thinking.
Now, there’s a brilliant solution! Well, it worked—temporarily.
When I finally tried not drinking and I surrendered to God, I realized how simple it was—let God take control. In that moment, The opposite of what you think should happen—happens. When I surrender, I am not giving up—I am gaining access to the greatest power in the universe.
I had tried to stop drinking for over thirty years on my own. In one simple move of surrender to God, my obsession to drink was lifted. The veil over my life was gone. The fog had cleared just like that! I am not saying I don’t struggle or have struggles. My solution has changed.
I was free to stop figuring it out. I could live now, freed up to not have the answer to everything.
My new way of thinking is living my surrender each day.
Try it. It works.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
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