“Junk In = Junk Out” is a saying I learned while working on an electronic documentation system for the hospital. I have learned this phrase is not only true for computers but also humans. At times we can be our own worst enemy by filling our mind with negative thoughts which is the “Junk In” and these thoughts in turn affect our behaviors which becomes the “Junk Out”.
While we try to be positive we are bombarded both consciously and subconsciously with negativity. In turn, our actions begin to reflect these negative thoughts. Then before you know it our posture and appearance screams negativity with our slumped shoulders, down facing gaze, slow and non-purposeful gait, and even a scowl or a frown.
Of course about now you’re thinking…Not me, I always try to be positive and upbeat!!! Well, we all have been guilty of:
- Doubting Yourself
- Negative Thinking
- Fear of Failure
- Criticizing Yourself and Others
- Negative Self Talk
- Fear of Success
- People Pleasing
Yep, we are all guilty!!! But, God does give us instructions on how we can turn our negative stinking thinking into the positive in Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, 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.
There you have it!!! So…
Just Give It Up Already
Give Up the Negative and Instead Think To Yourself “Whatsoever”