May 20 2016

We become what we meditate on

We become what we meditate on. What we consistently think about eventually becomes a reality in our lives. Dictionaries have a few different definitions for meditate and it essentially means to ponder or contemplate something. That means to think about something over and over again. This is a truth that we all need to understand because so many of us focus on the wrong things and it quite literally births that thing into our life. Focus on fear, think about fear all the time, and you will become a fearful person. But the opposite is also true. Focus on and think about love all the time, and you will become a loving person. In the very first Psalm we are shown the value of meditation when it involves God’s word; “But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and night.” God is a creator and his word, whether written in the Bible or spoken to us today, is creative by nature so we should expect it to create something in our lives if we are constantly reading it. What I have found to be true is that when I meditate on a section of scripture it gets planted in me like a seed and eventually grows into exactly what the verse talks about. God’s word literally has the power to create something new in our lives and if we meditate on the topics where we want to see a change in our life we are guaranteed to see it happen. If you want to be more loving, meditate on 1 Cor. 13, if you need peace in your life, meditate on John 14:27. You become what you meditate on. Choose to meditate on who God says you are and you will be transformed into exactly who he created you to be.