Albert Ellis is credited with initiating the phrase ‘stinking thinking’. The best description of the concept is that this line of thinking is based on the “human tendency to engage with thoughts that do not serve us.” (Author Unknown)
Our thoughts are seeds that sprouts. Thoughts will manifest into actions (or reactions). They can either be beautiful and fruitful trees or roots that choke. Our minds are the starting point for beautiful ideas and powerful concepts. The enemy is actively pursuing us and he starts with our minds. Satan is the father of lies and it starts in our minds! Stinky thinking is destructive. Stinky thinking is not of God.
The Word of God has guidance for His children when it comes to our thoughts:
It’s time to put an end to stinky thoughts! We are designed to be a sweet smelling fragrance. We are crafted to be great thinkers. How can we be who God called us to be if we allow our thoughts to run rampant? How can we build great plans if we do not think that we are noble, lovely, or admirable?
Your thoughts will either destroy or build up. Your thoughts will either be lovely or cruel. Your thoughts will promote life or death. This is why the Word of God tells believers to renew our minds with the Word of God. This is our greatest weapon against that tendency to go left. The Word is our greatest defense against the enemy’s schemes.
Submit those stinky thoughts to the Lord! Let’s be determined to cast down anything that tries to set itself up against the Lord and His Word. Place those stinky thoughts under your feet and stand on the truth of the Lord.
Peace and Blessings