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Summary: What you think says everything about you! What you think will ultimately reveal itself one way or another! If it’s on your mind, sooner or later it will be on your tongue! Change Your Mind...Change Your Life

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“STINKING THINKING!”

GCC 1/9/11pm Assoc. Pastor Randy Trotter

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he...”

Proverbs 23:7

“My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice, indeed, I myself; Yes, My inmost being will rejoice when YOUR LIPS SPEAK RIGHT THINGS!”

Proverbs 23:15-16

INTRODUCTION:

Bro. Donny uses this phrase quite often around here! It’s a good phrase that if we’ll apply it to our hearts I believe it will change our lives and our situations many times over.

He says we need to

“STOP OUR STINKING THINKING!”

He’s absolutely right about that! I just read in Proverbs 23:7...

“FOR AS HE THINKS IN HIS HEART, SO IS HE...”

Some translations say “FOR AS A (MAN) THINKS IN HIS HEART...” Did you know that “WHAT YOU THINK” says “EVERYTHING” about you! And did you know that what you think will ultimately “REVEAL ITSELF” one way or another! IF IT’S IN YOUR MIND IT WILL BE ON YOUR TONGUE SOONER OR LATER!

Here’s a little something from a Senior Pastor’s experience! What you think in your home will be revealed to your Pastor, if anything through “YOUR CHILDREN!” I’ve often said, “IF I WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR HOME ALL I HAVE TO DO IS LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN!”

I tried out for a church one time and during dinner one of the Board Member’s son said to his father loudly in front of my, “DADDY, ARE YOU GOING TO RUN THIS PREACHER OFF LIKE YOU SAID YOU DID TO THE LAST ONE!”

I want to share with you what the Lord spoke to my heart about “STINKING THINKING!”and what it will do to you as a Child of God and as a person.

STINKING THINKING

I. PRODUCES STINKING ATTITUDES!

“ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!” Do you know how true that is?!!??

Prov. 14:16

“A wise man fears and departs from evil but the FOOL rages and is self-confident.”

How many of you know that “Confidence” is a good thing, even “Self-Confidence!” But “Arrogance” is a bad thing! Confidence GOOD - Arrogance BAD!

ARROGANCE IS A STINKING ATTITUDE! People without wisdom generally have bad attitudes!

“ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!” I’ve told young people that their “ATTITUDE” is louder than their words! People can see your “ATTITUDE” long before they hear your words!

I know a young man who thinks the whole world is out to get him! He’s got to “WORST SORRIEST ATTITUDE” of any person I know! His “ATTITUDE STINKS!”

Can I tell you something about a person with a “STINKING ATTITUDE!”

“EVERYBODY ELSE CAN SEE IT AND SMELL IT BUT THEY CAN’T, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO USED TO THE SMELL IT DOESN’T EVEN BOTHER THEM ANYMORE!”

A “STINKING ATTITUDE” AFFECTS OUR VISION OF OURSELVES!

Ecclesiastes 2:14 says

“The wise man’s eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness...”

“STINKING ATTITUDES” WILL EVENTUALLY TURN THEIR OWNERS OVER TO THEIR OWN DEVICES!

Proverbs 1:31 says

“Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies.”

What this is saying is simply put, a person who “CAN’T OR (WORSE) REFUSES TO SEE” the folly of their own ways, the only thing you can do for them to allow them to have their own way BY THEMSELVES!


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