Monday, August 2, 2010

Make a Difference Monday

Trying to find my HUMMINGBIRD living in this vulture world!!

Today's Make a Difference Monday is over Toxic Thoughts.
What is this you might ask??

Toxic - anything containing poisonous material capable of causing sickness or even death.

I am guilty of having toxic thoughts. Are you?

*Negative - "It is way to hot to get up this early to go to work."
*Fearful - always worrying if my Nanny is okay or not
*Discontented - "Lord, don't you know my timing is better!!"
*Critical - "Oh my gosh. What would possess her to wear that?"

Now, those are just a few examples - Lord knows that list could go on & on! 

It's the thought that counts.
Literally!!! When we think negatively or with fear we are going to BE negative or fearful.
God tells us, "Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source or true life." ~Proverbs 4:23
We must replace toxic thoughts with God's Truth.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will." ~ Romans 12:2

Now what does that silly introduction mean? 
Listen to this sweet analogy my pastor said at Church yesterday. 

Hummingbirds & vultures are both birds that have very opposite characteristics. A hummingbird is quite small where a vulture is quite large. Each eat two completely different things. A hummingbird searches out sweet nectar while a vulture searches for dead things. Bottom line is both of those things, sweet & dead, are around them everyday. They each choose to eat on those things, to supply life to their bodies. 
This is exactly how humans are. There are both positive and negative all around us. If you want to be negative, you can find something to be negative about. If you want to be positive, you can find something to be positive about. Therefore, find your hummingbird in this vulture world.  

Together we can do it ~ I KNOW we can!

Please participate in Make a Difference Monday.
All you have to do is...
1. Take my button
2. Blog about your hummingbird vs. your vulture
3. Link up & share your heart with other believers :0)


Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

this is so great!

Janice said...

Thank you so much for the award! It was my first!! I can't wait to pass it on. That is such a great analogy of the vulture and hummingbird. What a great thought!

Trish said...

Claire, your blog is so beautiful and inspirational! I am so happy I found you via 504 Main - glad to be following along now!! :) Wishing you lots of luck in pursuing your degree as a teacher, I have a younger brother who just graduated in May that is currently looking for teaching jobs as well, it is a wonderful profession. Hope you'll visit soon too! :) xoxo

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I love the line where you said find your hummingbird in this vulture world -- so true!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love this!

Meant to be a mom said...

Hey! Thanks so much for becoming a new follower of my blog. I have had a few crazy weeks lately and haven't been on much but I promise to be back in about 2 weeks for good.

Your blog is just adorable. I'll definitely be back to read and see more :)