Control Your Mind ~ Sunday Devotion
So 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)
What do you let control your mind?
Sinful nature = death.
Spirit = life and peace.
I’m no math whiz, but I know that sometimes the best way to figure out a problem is to work it backwards. In this case, if you’re not sure what you are allowing to control your mind, work backwards.
Are you feeling peace? Do you wake up and approach your day with enthusiasm? Or do you feel discouraged and hopeless?
The answers to those questions will give you a good indication about what is controlling your mind.The things you think about have power over the life you live. What will you let control your mind? #FaithAndFitness Click To Tweet
Weight loss used to control my mind. Most of my day was consumed with thoughts like, “I feel fat,”* and “If only I could lose a few pounds, then I’d be happy.” These thoughts were destroying my life. They were destroying relationships and my peace of mind. But once I allowed God to set me free from these obsessive thoughts, I felt peace like I’d never known it before. It was as if I could see clearly the life available to me. I didn’t have to hide anymore. I could truly start living!
The things you think about have power over the life you live. Oftentimes destructive, thoughts are simply lies. The first step to life and peace is to replace those lies with truth. That truth is what you’ll find in God’s Word. Read Psalm 139 to learn that you were fearfully and wonderfully made. Go to John 3:16 and imagine you’re the only person on the planet. God would have still sent His Son to die for you. You are loved.
Action Step: Think about what you’re thinking about. If you don’t like what is consuming your mind, ask the Spirit to reveal truth to you in God’s Word then start thinking about that.
*Fat is not a feeling. If you find yourself saying this phrase often, be willing to go deeper and ask the tougher questions. How are you feeling, really? If you want to talk to someone about it, please reach out to me.
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