The 3 Keys of Clear Thinking

As mothers, we are often faced with difficult decisions.  We want to move forward with clarity and confidence. But sometimes it feels as though all we DO is make decisions – who is washing the dishes; which schools should we choose; how can we inspire our kids! It can quickly become overwhelming

In this episode, you’ll learn the story of Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan Holocaust.  You’ll hear how she faced difficult decisions in a world turned upside down, finding clarity, and even becoming stronger by applying these 3 Keys of Clear Thinking.  

Even though you and I don’t find ourselves in circumstances like Immaculée, the need to make decisions we know are right requires us to use the same tools she did. Listen and begin using these keys in your life today!

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Immaculée’s story
  • 3 Keys of Clear Thinking
  • How living principles brought power into Immaculée’s life

Listener guide:

Use the time stamps below to skip to any part of the podcast.

2:11  Imaculée Ilibagiza’s experience in the Rwandan Holocaust
11:20  1st Key of Clear Thinking
18:16  2nd Key of Clear Thinking
20:42  3rd Key of Clear Thinking

Quotes from this episode:

 “The significant problems we face, cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” ~Albert Einstein

 “The more in line our lives are with principles, the more clearly we see everything and everyone, including ourselves.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“Only when you forgive, can you be objective and really see the other person and the situation clearly.” ~Immaculée Ilibagiza 

Ultimately, clear thinking is faithful thinking.  It’s making sure that everything in our lives is in line with one idea.  That we don’t get down on our knees and then stand back up and talk the opposite about it.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

Justice is the ruling principle of the universe.  Law and order are the governing principles.  Righteousness is what this world was created with.” ~James Allen

“When you’re in line, when you’re optimistic, when you’re faithful, when you’re hopeful, then you have that power behind you, and as you envision and ask those empowering questions in order to live God’s laws, then you will always accomplish what you set out to accomplish because you have God on your side.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

Summary of the 3 Keys:

Utilizing these 3 Keys is a cyclical process. They build on each other and work together to help you gain mastery over yourself, find permanent solutions to your problems, and discover and fulfill God’s work for you. Start with any of them, implement the others, continue to return to them and cycle through them. The results in your life will be amazing!
1) Focus your thinking around principles – search for them, and see them as the way to move forward successfully in any endeavor
2) Ask empowering questions – about how you can overcome an obstacle or solve a problem in your life
3) Visualize the result you want with faith – faith is an action which means that as you visualize you act on the principles you find, you act on the answers you receive to your empowering questions while you continue to visualize the end result you seek

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