What you don’t feed dies…It’s time to starve that negative thought to death!

What you don’t feed dies! Now that’s a fact!!

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“Over the years I’ve had to think, “What you don’t feed dies!” more than
a few times in regards to some thoughts and behaviors I wanted to get
rid of.
Years ago I could get myself in a real panic over something just by the
wrong thoughts I would think about it. For instance, I gave Todd, our
15 year old son an allergy shot. At first when I started giving them to
him I would go into a panic. I would start to sweat, shake, breathe
heavily, my heart would begin to race. 
 I’d beg Todd to let his dad give
him the shot, but oh no, he insisted I could do it. Each day, long
before I had to give the shot I’d think, “Oh, I can’t do this. What if
he goes into some reaction? What if….?” I’d have myself all worked up
just by wrong thinking! It was sad, but I didn’t know any better.

When I started to study the Bible I saw how I was suppose to have this
abundant life that Jesus died to give me. John 10:10. I wanted to live
this life! But there were a lot of things I had to work out with the
   This wrong thinking was a big one. Slowly, I began to understand
how my thinking was affecting my life in a negative way. I needed to
stop feeding these negative thoughts. I knew that if I didn’t stop
feeding these emotions with negative thoughts it was not going to be

I also learned that replacing wrong thoughts with something positive is
an added bonus. When I have to do something that I feel uncomfortable
about I have a few Bible verses I use.

One is, “I can do all things
through Christ who gives me the strength.” Philippians 4:13.
Another one
is, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of
power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 It
‘s mazing how my
life has changed just by taking charge of my thinking

“What you don’t feed dies” I hope one day I won’t need to keep
reminding myself of this, but until that day comes, I keep pressing on…

Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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