Hi everyone. Sean McGuire with Edmond Christian Counseling here today. And I am not going through puberty. I’m still recovering from I think bronchitis. And today I’ve invited some of my most amazing therapist to come in today and one of them Caleb is going to share with us about how to stop letting your thoughts control. How does stop letting your thoughts control you. Now he’s a dynamic speaker, but he’s going to have about five to 10 minutes to share with you how to stop letting your thoughts control you and to take authority over them and change your life. Listen in, they’ll be glad you did. God bless.

Well, I know that as far as counseling goes for me and uh, often I have people come in and struggle with negative thoughts and one of the issues that most commonly occurs is that their thoughts are usually negative. And I found out that their third person perspective is, that’s really interesting for me to hear that people hear their thoughts in third person such as, why are you doing that? What’s going on with, with you to do that? You shouldn’t be that way. And oftentimes it’s really shameful. And that’s something that, uh, I’ve really addressed, um, in the counseling setting. So what we do is we identify the thoughts that are coming in. Now, I’ve asked people, have you ever heard positive funds? Uh, in third person? Oftentimes they tell me no, or if they do, it’s very rare. So we start paying attention to these thoughts and I’ve seen time and time again for myself and for others that, uh, they’ve benefited from identifying the negative thoughts. So that you said is to start identifying the thoughts that they’re positive or negative. Yes. And maybe their source origin kinda determine, yeah.

Where are those thoughts come from? However, Sean. Hi, Neda. Um, and then then if I were those company come

from, is this start to beginning to deal with them to take control of them? Absolutely. Absolutely. So some of the things that we try to do is we’re trying to identify what are the thoughts mean? Do they mean that I’m worthless, worthwhile. Uh, so is there a value issue there? Uh, how do we identify who we are and our identity in comparison with these thoughts? So we really want to pay attention to that aspect as well. Other things that we might look at is um, uh, how can we tell the difference between the positive than negative voice? Often Times it sounds a little bit different where it feels different. So we pay attention to, um, the body awareness if it feels it down in our gut are enteric nervous system or our hearts and Terrick nervous system. What in the world is that? I Jaffe?

Well, oftentimes we feel things that we say our gut feeling. So that’s our gut, our gut feeling. Yeah. Cause you guys know that Katie, did you know that I have something now we’re oftentimes you may feel things in our Edmond Christian Counseling heart and we say, Oh man, my heart’s breaking or something like that. And we want to pay attention to where we feel things when we hear those terminology. That terminology goes her mind. So there’s a little bit of neuro neuro science for you. Uh, just be aware of what you feel in your body spiritually. This awesome means something really significant. Um, spiritually, when we identify these thoughts, we want to realize is it coming from Satan or is it coming from God because why do we have third person thoughts rather than just first person thoughts. I think that’s interesting in itself. And so when I have identified it as being a spiritual attack, it really gives us a little bit more awareness of what’s coming against us, whether it’s from childhood and maybe the language came from mom and dad or also it may have come from situations and we identify certain language that just gives us insight to what’s going on for, for a personal perspective of self.

So being able to be aware of our thoughts is very, very important to changing the neuropathways and being able to feel better about herself, being able to feel more peace, more energy rejuvenation. So it’s very important to take our thoughts captive.

Yeah. So you know, one of the things I’ve discovered is when you identify the source, you know what to do with it. If I identify somebody as a friend, then I’ll invite them into my house. Then I’ll ask them to go do things with me. I’ll trust them. I’ll give them audience in my mind. But what I have identified somebody as an enemy or their their will and their intention is to harm me. Well then I know what to do. I need to get them as far away from me as I can. And so what I hear you saying is when we identify these voices, whether the third person, first person, or did they come from my gut or my enteric nervous system, then I need to discern if it’s something that’s helping me in serving my purpose, well then I’ll move forward into that and I’ll, I’ll give it audience. If it’s making me feel great and encouraging me. But if it’s tearing me down, ripping me apart, then I needed to take care, take it captive and make it obedient to God and just get it out of my life, out of my mind. That’s for matter who it’s from, right? Russia. That’s right.

Shine. And one of the things that we look at is when we take our thoughts captive, it’s really a military term and we see that scripture first year a second Corinthians chapter 10, take every thought captive for Christ Jesus. So when we’re taking our thoughts captive, that means we’re taking them under control and then we test it. Are you from God or are you from somewhere else? That shouldn’t be in my thought. And so that’s very important. Being able to substantiate where we’re receiving our identity from and we’re receiving a in input from a how we engage the rest of the world.

That’s good. All right. What did you guys think? This is Heather Guardi and Katie Mcdougal from Ireland. I love that. I, uh, you know, you were talking about where are these thoughts coming from that, that’s a question that I would certainly ask a client is, uh, where have you heard these

things before? Has Somebody spoken into you and now you’re speaking to yourself? Um, is it from God or is there something that you’re, you’re being, you’re repeating to yourself that you’ve heard from somebody else. If it’s, if it’s something negative and I love that you talked about if being it could be a value statement, what are you worth? Um, yeah, that’s right. It could be a value statement. It could be what are you worried? Um, the other thing is is sometimes we start with that thought process and a third term third person and it changes and transforms into first person. We start to own it and that becomes really negative when we own it. You’re really reduces this down to um, how other people see us rather than maybe how God sees us. Yup. I think also whenever you’re saying those things to yourself, they start coming out of your mouth to other people. And so it’s for changing, changing how you treat others, how you treat yourself. Um, it starts with those thoughts. That’s absolutely right. If we treat herself well, they will treat other people well and we can see how we treat yourself by how we treat other people. Here’s big jumps up and she said, I can’t hear, oh hold. Can you hear us now?

Cause my voice, you know, my voice is kind of raspy today. Can you hear them? Are you, you hear them? Anita says, hi ladies. I hope you guys liked this and maybe we’ll work on the sound a little bit next time. But I wanted to give you guys some exposure to some of the team that we have at New Vision because they all have a different level of ways that God moves through their lives. I know this is something that God put on Caleb’s heart that he wanted to share about. So many of us have been taken captive in our minds and our bodies and our lives are imprisoned and we never really go beyond what we think or see ourselves as. And so I think that’s great. And the coming weeks, I’m going to invite them, all of our different teams at some level share something that God put on their heart in ways that they positively impact the people they serve and the people they love. So

Sean, I would love to invite our audience and is to give us suggestions about what you would like cause you’re now we want to know what, what interests you and what, um, what things you’d like for us to talk about.

That’d be great. Yeah, we love your interaction and tell us where you’re from even when it goes. Uh, we end this post. If you want to send in comments of where you’d like to see us go and questions you’d like to see us address a up educated once to talk about the enteric nervous system. We’ll give you an in depth study of nervous time, give you a little bit of information so that’d be fine. Let us know. So guys, Hey, if you want to reach out to us, go to New Vision Counseling Dot o r g New Vision counseling.org and if you need somebody to walk with you through a difficult time, then one of our therapists, we’ve got the ones in the room, we’ve got the ones that aren’t here today. They would love to come alongside you and Edmond Christian Counseling partner with you during a difficult season of life. Hey, God bless like us on Facebook. You can get a new vision counseling or Sean mcguire.net talk to you really soon.

God bless. Bye.