Renew Your Mind, Renew Your Life

Life is all about choices, isn’t it? Every day we make tons of choices, some conscious and some unconscious. Do you realize you have the ability to recreate yourself every day?

We have the ability to change our lives by simply changing our thoughts. Our thoughts are extremely powerful. They can motivate and encourage us or they can cause us to be down and out for the count.

It’s true! The Apostle Paul encourages us to “Be transformed daily by the renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:2). What we read, what we watch, what we listen to all program our minds.

But we have the ability to choose our thoughts. We are to think on things that are true, noble, of good report. In other words, think about positive things. Dwelling on negative thoughts saps our energy and leads us into despair.

Today, take a step back and watch what you are thinking about. You may be surprised. Then take a few minutes to totally clear your mind of any thoughts and wipe the slate clean. Lastly, replace any negative thoughts with good, positive, energizing thoughts. Going for a brisk walk always helps me to get the cobwebs out. Give it a try and see how much better you feel!

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Renew Your Mind, Renew Your Life

Life is all about choices, isn’t it? Every day we make tons of choices, some conscious and some unconscious. Do you realize you have the ability to recreate yourself every day?

We have the ability to change our lives by simply changing our thoughts. Our thoughts are extremely powerful. They can motivate and encourage us or they can cause us to be down and out for the count.

It’s true! The Apostle Paul encourages us to “Be transformed daily by the renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:2). What we read, what we watch, what we listen to all program our minds.

But we have the ability to choose our thoughts. We are to think on things that are true, noble, of good report. In other words, think about positive things. Dwelling on negative thoughts saps our energy and leads us into despair.

Today, take a step back and watch what you are thinking about. You may be surprised. Then take a few minutes to totally clear your mind of any thoughts and wipe the slate clean. Lastly, replace any negative thoughts with good, positive, energizing thoughts. Going for a brisk walk always helps me to get the cobwebs out. Give it a try and see how much better you feel!

Think on These Things

Have you ever thought about what you think about? Think about it for a minute. Thousands of thoughts pass through our minds in the course of one day. How many of them are we actually aware of?

That is why I find it important to meditate. Meditate you ask? Yes, meditate. Clear my mind of all the stuff that accumulates in there. Just like your closet, your mind needs to be decluttered regularly. Now some people have a problem with the word meditation. Like it’s evil or something, but guess what? I heard this the other day and it really made sense to me.Prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening. Isn’t that great?

Our minds need to be programmed just like our computers. To put it another way, in computer language, we say “GIGO – garbage in, garbage out.”

What are you putting in your mind? Positive encouraging edifying thoughts or negativity, self-doubt and hatred? Catch yourself a couple of times a day and ask yourself, “What am I thinking about right now?” If you find yourself obsessing over something, you’re expending useless energy. Stop and replace it with a prayer. Guaranteed to work. What we think about is a choice we can make. What will you choose today?

Think on These Things

Have you ever thought about what you think about? Think about it for a minute. Thousands of thoughts pass through our minds in the course of one day. How many of them are we actually aware of?

That is why I find it important to meditate. Meditate you ask? Yes, meditate. Clear my mind of all the stuff that accumulates in there. Just like your closet, your mind needs to be decluttered regularly. Now some people have a problem with the word meditation. Like it’s evil or something, but guess what? I heard this the other day and it really made sense to me.Prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening. Isn’t that great?

Our minds need to be programmed just like our computers. To put it another way, in computer language, we say “GIGO – garbage in, garbage out.”

What are you putting in your mind? Positive encouraging edifying thoughts or negativity, self-doubt and hatred? Catch yourself a couple of times a day and ask yourself, “What am I thinking about right now?” If you find yourself obsessing over something, you’re expending useless energy. Stop and replace it with a prayer. Guaranteed to work. What we think about is a choice we can make. What will you choose today?

As A Man Thinketh

What are you thinking about right now? Stop and take a moment to check in with your thoughts. Are they positive or not? Are your thoughts moving you in a forward direction in life or are they holding you back?

As James Allen, the author of “As a Man Thinketh” puts it “A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts.”

We all have long-ingrained thinking patterns that may be distorting reality. Perhaps a certain person in our lives triggers us to react, or we get frustrated when we don’t get our way. Maybe we see ourselves as fat, ugly, or stupid. Maybe we feel rejection from our parents and that we must earn approval and acceptance – all lies and deception to keep us from the many promises of God for our lives.

I have developed a habit of asking myself “How can I look at this differently?” and I find that this helps tremendously reduce the amount of suffering and pain I perceive.

Romans 12:2 encourages us to “Be transformed daily by the renewing of our minds” and “not to be conformed to the likeness of this world”. But this takes effort on our part. It is not going to just happen on its own. We must renew our minds with God’s truth and believe it in our hearts.

Today, dear ones, slow down a bit to contemplate what goes on in your mind. We can choose what we think about and how we react to what goes on around us. Remember that the irritations in life are tests that the Lord is using to refine our character and make us more like Him.

Remember how much Jesus loves you that He gave his life for you and ask the Lord to help you renew your thinking so you can move forward in your life.

As A Man Thinketh

What are you thinking about right now? Stop and take a moment to check in with your thoughts. Are they positive or not? Are your thoughts moving you in a forward direction in life or are they holding you back?

As James Allen, the author of “As a Man Thinketh” puts it “A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts.”

We all have long-ingrained thinking patterns that may be distorting reality. Perhaps a certain person in our lives triggers us to react, or we get frustrated when we don’t get our way. Maybe we see ourselves as fat, ugly, or stupid. Maybe we feel rejection from our parents and that we must earn approval and acceptance – all lies and deception to keep us from the many promises of God for our lives.

I have developed a habit of asking myself “How can I look at this differently?” and I find that this helps tremendously reduce the amount of suffering and pain I perceive.

Romans 12:2 encourages us to “Be transformed daily by the renewing of our minds” and “not to be conformed to the likeness of this world”. But this takes effort on our part. It is not going to just happen on its own. We must renew our minds with God’s truth and believe it in our hearts.

Today, dear ones, slow down a bit to contemplate what goes on in your mind. We can choose what we think about and how we react to what goes on around us. Remember that the irritations in life are tests that the Lord is using to refine our character and make us more like Him.

Remember how much Jesus loves you that He gave his life for you and ask the Lord to help you renew your thinking so you can move forward in your life.