THE BLESSEDNESS OF SHIFTING THE POSITION OF OUR THINKING!

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Prepared by Pastor Charles Chanda on 21st June 2015, Lusaka, Zambia

This is a message God has given me to share with friends worldwide on this blessed Sunday. I will do all I can to share it with over a million friend that are in over a thousand groups that have added in to groups. How wonderful it can be if you can join me in spreading this message that has a life transforming and life changing effect. God bless you for reading and It is my prayer that this will be a turning point for you and me in Jesus Name.

Luke 15:17
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

Do you realize just how much powerful thoughts are? Thoughts can imprison you for a life time.

Proverbs 23:7
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

To all of us who are reading this message, the point that God wants to drive to us is that we are what we have been thinking about ourselves. You cannot blame politicians for you woes nor the world economy. With faith in God, you can live that dream life. It is my prayer that you will not let this message pass by. This is your day to shift the position of your thinking and get into that blessed life.

JOSEPH REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE THOUGHT OF BEING A PRISONER BUT AN INTERPRETER OF DREAMS

Genesis 39:20
And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

Genesis 40:6-12
And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you. 9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; 10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 11 And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

Yes, Joseph was a high risk prisoner though he had done nothing but refused to be nursing a sad countenance. It was not easy but he made a choice. This is what it means to shift the position of your thoughts my dear friends. May God help us shift our thoughts this day in Jesus Name. He refused to accept his new title as a prisoner but maintained that he is an INTERPRETER OF DREAMS. God is telling that there is a pastor who will read this and is in a backslidden condition. My friend God has seen the pitiable condition you have found yourself in. Refuse your new acquired position as a backslider and stand on what God has made. Shift your thoughts and you will find mercy and reconciliation with your God. Backsliding is not a death sentence but your thoughts can successfully keep you down in that prison by always reminding of how big the sin you committed is!

REFUSE TO BE A CHICKEN WHEN YOU ARE AN EAGLE!

There’s an old, well known story of a chicken farmer who found an eagle’s egg. He put it with his chickens and soon the egg hatched. The young eagle grew up with all the other chickens and whatever they did, the eagle did too. He thought he was a chicken, just like them. Since the chickens could only fly for a short distance, the eagle also learnt to fly a short distance. He thought that was what he was supposed to do. So that was all that he thought he could do. As a consequence, that was all he was able to do. One day the eagle saw a bird flying high above him. He was very impressed. “Who is that?” he asked the hens around him. “That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” the hens told him. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth, we are just chickens.” So the eagle lived and died as a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.

I want to encourage you today that you are an eagle. You may have been brought up in a situation that limited your understanding of your potential, but it’s time now for the past to lose its hold on you. Don’t die thinking you’re a chicken. Soar high, just as you were meant to. Be all that you are meant to be!

You were not born to be a drunkard, a prostitute or a poverty stricken being. Its time to change your thoughts. Have you realized that no one is born a graduate nor a driver. Cultivate correct thoughts and your life will change.

ACCEPT TO UNDERGO THE PAINFUL PROCESS OF CHANGE LIKE AN EAGLE DOES!

An eagle has a life span of seventy years and to live that long, there are painful decisions it makes in its fortieth year. At forty its feathers are to big that flying becomes difficult ants claws too old to carry its prey. It is disadvantaged to have a bended peak which makes it impossible to get food. It has two options and that is to die or go through the painful process of change. Most eagles settle for the second option of going through the painful process of change.

The process requires that it flies to sit in its nest. The eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. Then the eagle will wait for a knew one to grow and it will then pluck out its talons. When its new talons grow back the eagle starts plugging its old-aged feathers out. After this process the eagle can go for another thirty years and this is why the Bibles saya:

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Most people read this verse and claim it without ever understanding the painful process of change that the eagle undergoes.

IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE FOR YOU AND ME IF WE ARE TO SOAR AS AN EAGLE!
My friend your life has reached its climax and you only have two options, to die or change. If you choose change then start plugging off those habits that are unpleasant. Plug off all those lust filled men and women in your life, plug off the taste of liquor in your mouth, plug of the soothing taste of cigarettes and all known sinful habits.

JESUS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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