For us to grow, mature spiritually, we must take responsibility for our thought lives.
It is common today for people to speak as if they were not responsible for their thoughts, feelings, and actions. We are disempowering ourselves from making real change by denying our responsibility over our own minds. Our thoughts are our responsibility, and while we cannot stop every thought that comes to our minds, we alone will be held accountable for what we allow to engage our minds.
The first step to renewing our mind is to take ownership of our thought life. We will never change anything for which we refuse to accept responsibility. God changes our hearts — called the born-again experience — then He expects us to change our thinking to get in line with His word. Our job is to renew our minds. It’s our choice to think His way or not. It’s always our choice — and ours alone. It’s the truth God has provided so we can take wrong, ungodly thoughts and replace them with His word. It takes work and discipline.
The world is screaming at every one of us — BE AFRAID! BE FEARFUL! And I hope we all notice they have cut off anyone who says there is no need to be afraid. We must replace fear with faith. Terrible things will happen, and no matter how bad, we are never to succumb to fear — never.
We must renew our thinking to believe in, trust in God. Always our choice.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, August 2, 2021 @ 10:32 AM MDT
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