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“For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” ~ Proverbs 23:7

I read this verse in a magazine article today, and was struck by its simplistic yet direct assessment of how we all really are.

Your opinion of yourself and how you see the world is what propels you through this life.  Positive or negative, courageous or afraid, any attempts to project a lifestyle other than what you actually believe in will eventually fall through.

As the Christmas season continues, you may find yourself, as I do, with enough time on your hands to reflect on 2011 and think about the upcoming year.  As you think about it, keep this verse in mind.  What do you need to do to line up your beliefs and patterns of thought with what God wants for you?  Does your life need a spiritual tune-up to get where you want to go?