One day while I was riding in my car praying, I kept hearing the word metacognition. I heard it over and over. Now, that may seem like a funny word to you. Why in the world would the Holy Spirit keep whispering that word to my spirit?
Well, as I have taught first, second and third grade this was a concept that I would teach to my students. (Believe it or not.) I would teach them this “big” word and tell them that it simply meant to think about your thinking. I would begin teaching them to pay attention to the things they thought about while they read. Were they making connections to events in the story? Were they predicting what would happen next? By teaching them how to be aware of what they were thinking, it helped them comprehend the story better.
So, I knew exactly what the Holy Spirit was speaking to my heart. He wanted me to pay attention to what I was thinking. Many times we allow the enemy to fill our minds with JUNK. He is, after all, the accuser of the brethren, so his job is to accuse us. Have you ever heard words like, “You are a failure.”, “You will never get that right.”, “You are fat.”, “No one will ever believe you.”, “How can you expect anyone to love you when they find out you did that?”, “You always love to eat sugar, bread, fast food, etc.” Those words, my friend, are not the voice of your Father.
They come straight from the pit and straight from the heart of the father of lies. His name is Satan and his words condemn you and make you feel like giving up. If you hear those words and believe them, they will become seeds in your soul. They will take root and sprout. They will hold you back from certain victory and success.
My prayer for you is that today you would sit at the feet of Jesus and BeLoved Completely. As you do that you will find you have a stronger desire to read the word to see what HE says about you. Then His word will fill you up and begin changing your mind about who you are. You are loved more than you can imagine!! You are destined for greatness.
8 Things to Think About
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
p.s. Please feel free to print this form and use it to help lift your thinking higher to align with what God thinks.