This week we had more people joining the Hall of Fame for getting 28 days - and some have gotten 28 days TWICE! If you're one of those people who is struggling a bit to get your 28 days, please don't get discouraged. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Just power up your warrior chemistry and get DETERMINED to do it! (It took Sister Christensen 4 months - you will take your own amount of time to become determined enough to complete 28 days.)
We learned how agency is affected by biochemical factors this week. What does that even mean? Keep reading...
A'GENCY, noun [Latin agens. See Act.]
1. The quality of moving or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; operation; instrumentality; as, the agency of providence in the natural world.
2. The office of an agent, or factor; business of an agent entrusted with the concerns of another; as, the principal pays the charges of agency
Who’s our principal? - Jesus Christ
Biochemical Factors in the Brain:
- Anytime we experience something, the brain will react to it’s intensity
- Positive / Negative - it’s by the intensity of which various chemicals are released
- When these chemicals are released, we need to exercise agency (choose)
- Negative Chemicals
-- We need to activate positive chemicals in our limbic system (ie: deep
breathing, relaxation techniques)
-- We need to activate positive chemicals in our frontal cortex/
cerebral cortex (ie: Declarations, warrior chemistry)
- Our choices can heal the brain, and create new neurological pathways thus breaking cycles of negative beliefs and creating for ourselves positive / healthier outcomes.
It takes careful training to accurately change the neurological structures of the brain and chemical patterns.
ACT - Strategy to win
Access - How do I feel? (biochemical warfare engaged) What do I hear?
- Engage PLAN - remember the enemy, remember who you are, remember why are you fighting, be determined to win
Tell or Thanks
Spiritually speaking, do not forget that there is a malicious and intelligent entity behind all this. Satan knows about your neurological structures. Satan knows about your body chemistry. Satan knows about your potential on this planet. He is very strategic in his efforts to derail us.
Alma 50:1 -6 What shall you choose?
My Border Patrol - increase awareness
- Report for Duty
-- Prayer of Thanks - thanks, general things I need help with
-- Vision board, look at my calendar for the day, to do list (includes 6 goals,
something from vision board)
-- Morning prayer - help me to win, ask for discernment, specific
- Read -
- Write -
- Use / Do - listen to my drive statements/declarations, listening to uplifting music, staying connected with Heavenly Father throughout the day - looking for signs, give thanks, do 3 WIN goals, follow the promptings of the spirit,
- Return & Report
Look at my calendar for the day, to do list (includes 6 goals)
-- Night prayers - give thanks, these are the things I did well or noticed, things
I didn’t do well - ask for help. Have a prayerful planning session with Heavenly
Father in creating your day for tomorrow. Remember he wants you to succeed!
Border Patrol = Consistent Routine