Inspiration

Your Thoughts Control Your Life

God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing your circumstances.

We want God to take away all of the problems, pain, sorrow, suffering, sickness, and sadness. But God wants to work on you first, because transformation won’t happen in your life until you renew your mind, until your thoughts begin to change.

Why is it so important that you learn how to manage your mind? Let me give you three reasons.

  1. Manage your mind because your thoughts control your life.

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (GNT). Your thoughts have tremendous ability to shape your life for good or for bad. For example, maybe you accept a thought someone told you when you were growing up: “You’re worthless. You don’t matter.” If you accepted that thought, even though it was wrong, it has shaped your life. You must choose what thoughts you will let affect you for good or for bad.

  1. Manage your mind because the mind is the battleground for sin.

All temptation happens in the mind. Paul says in Romans 7:22-23, “I love to do God’s will so far as my new nature is concerned; but there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. In my mind I want to be God’s willing servant, but instead I find myself still enslaved to sin” (TLB).

One reason you get mentally fatigued is because there’s a battle in your brain 24 hours a day. It’s debilitating because it’s intense, and it’s intense because your mind is your greatest asset. Satan wants your greatest asset!

  1. Manage your mind because it’s the key to peace and happiness.

An unmanaged mind leads to tension. A managed mind leads to tranquility. An unmanaged mind leads to conflict. A managed mind leads to confidence. When you don’t try to control your mind and the way you direct your thoughts, you will experience an enormous amount of stress in your life. But a managed mind leads to strength and security and serenity.

“Letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace” (Romans 8:6 NLT).

The post Your Thoughts Control Your Life appeared first on Pastor Rick's Daily Hope.

...Read More.
Now Playing:

Our Mission at a Glance

To bridge the cultural gap within

Christian Music

by uniting listeners all over the world to join in the diverse listening experience we provide.

Christmas Is About Your Eternity

Turn on your television or surf the web this Christmas, and you’ll discover all sorts of Christmas messages. But for the One who invented C... READ MORE

How to Satisfy Your Spiritual Thirst

"Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fr... READ MORE

10 Spiritual Lessons We Can Learn From Whitne...

Although taken far too soon and too unexpectedly, we can learn these things from Whitney Houston's home going services. READ MORE
ADVERTISEMENT

Top 5 Christian Songs