“It is not situations that stress us. It is what we think about the situations.”
Have you ever stopped to consider how powerful our thoughts really are?
Research has shown that whatever we feed our minds first in the morning has a profound impact on our mood, our thoughts and our response to situations throughout the day.
The temptation to eat delicious yet unhealthy foods is a powerful one; so is the urge to replay our trials and to focus our thoughts on our struggles.
But we are better off when we feed our bodies nutritious foods and when we focus our minds on things of God.
In the same way a body can be disciplined, our thought processes should be retrained. Paul tells us, “…take every thought captive and make it obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 GNB
It won’t be easy. Bad habits take time to break. New habits take time to form.
Through Christ however, we have the power.
How badly do we want the change though? Job said, “…I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12 KJV
Wow! Crazy talk, huh?
But the change has to be THAT radical.
When we get to the point that we think exercise before food, we know we’re making progress.
Similarly, when we can think praise to God, thanksgiving, gratitude or count our blessings before we count our trials, we KNOW we’re making progress.
So what will it be? It’s been said that we resolve in our minds to do something long before the action is taken.
Today, if like me, you’re tired of your current thinking habits, let’s make an appointment with a personal trainer with a proven track record of results.
“…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:2 KJV
Allow Him to transform your mind through the daily submission of your thoughts to Him.
Develop the discipline of starting your day with Him.
Eventually experience relief from mental exhaustion that can only be found through Him.
I’m willing to try. Are you?
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