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Your Thought Life

I felt lead to do a blog post regarding what Scripture tells us about our thought life. I want you to ask yourself what do you spend most of your time thinking about? Also, how many of your thoughts are positive, and how many are negative? How many of your thoughts lead to fear or even sin? The thought life is a very important key to the Christian life. It is something that all of us struggle with, even me included. When you think about it, we have so much that goes on in our life, it is no wonder our thought life can become a mess!

Our Mind

So, what does the Bible say about our mind and thought life? Look at what Paul told us in Romans 12:2 (NKJV), “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”. How do we renew our minds? Well, get the Word into you! The Word of God is the main ingredient we need so that we can become complete. Most people cannot control their thought-life because they do not get into the Word enough. If people would get into the Word as they should, then they would be able to control their thought life and renew their mindset. You don’t need psychology to renew your mind, you need the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:17 tells us that the Word of God makes us equipped and completed.

Why Renew Our Mind

So why do you want to renew your mind? Many people just look at Romans 12:2, rather than Romans 12:1-2.  Let’s rather look at Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV), “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”. So, the reason we want to renew our mind is that our bodies are a living sacrifice to God. Not only should we be free from sin in our actions, but our mindset must be renewed into the likeness of Christ. When you are thinking something sinful or negative, ask yourself what Jesus would think about it. When your mind starts going off in fear, ask what Jesus would think about it.

Get the Word Into You

It is time that we stop putting our-self in subjection to the worldly thought system and begin to subject our-self to a mindset that is renewed by the Word of the Living God! If you cannot keep your thoughts under control, then get into the Word of God more. The reason people have trouble controlling their mindset is that they don’t know what God’s Word says about the new nature they have in Christ Jesus.

Put Every Thought Captive to Jesus Christ

2 Corinthians 10:5 (NKJV) tells us, “We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,”. Many sophisticated arguments come against us every single day. If we are true sons and daughters of God, then why on earth would we subject ourselves to an ugly thought life that is nothing but disobedient to our Lord and Savior? I’m not trying to beat you down; I am trying to push you to clean up your thought life. I know what it is like personally to have negative thoughts, it is challenging. But the only way to push through it is by renewing your mind by getting into the Word, and then put your thoughts into captivity and obedience to Jesus Christ.

You Are a New Creation

When the sophisticated arguments that are against the obedience of Christ come into your mind, get into the Word. You can even play an audio Bible. The more time you can spend in the Word and absorb what it says, the more effectively you will be able to get a handle on your thought life. I can tell you personally that my thought life has significantly improved since getting into the Word more. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a long way to go. But every bit of progress made is so worth it. Keep in mind that it is not us who renews our mind, it is the new nature that is in us from the moment we accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That is why we must get rid of the old man and put on the new man. That means we need to erase the thought life of the old man and reprogram our thought life with the new nature.

Final Thoughts

If it is written in Scripture that the Word of God makes us complete and fully equipped, then we need to take that home with us! If the Word of God is what fully equips us, then that should be our go-to with every single problem and thought in our life. We need to get to a place where first pray to God and get in His Word, rather than jumping instantly into an earthly exit. So, for the next month, I want you to spend at least 30 minutes in the Word a day. Then increase it gradually as your schedule allows you to and meditate on the Scripture by keeping a journal. It is time you make an investment in something that is guaranteed to work, rather than something that is imperfectly made in this World. Investing time in the Word of God is one of the smartest investments one can make in their life.



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