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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MIND CONTROL

Where is your focus when you step out of bed each day? As you go about your day do you start fretting, dreading the day, worrying, dwelling on issues from the past, concerning yourself with things none of your business, dwell on celebrities lives by saturating yourself in People magazine, and reason situations out in your head that you have no control over? Starting out like this is setting yourself out for a horrible day. Your focus is on the wrong things and many situations you can do nothing about. Instead practice getting up and taking control of your thoughts from the get go. Say 'this is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.' (Psalm 118:24) 
You have to make a determined effort to let the past go and it's issues and challenges and turn things over to God that you can do nothing about. Philippians 4:8 says " Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Are you making a concerted effort to think on good things? In 2 Corinthians 10:5 it says " We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." So capture those bad thoughts. It is a spiritual discipline to train yourself to think properly.
To be victorious in Christ you have to be able to take control of your thinking and discipline yourself to keep good things in your head. Practice being positive. Things in the past you can do nothing about have to be given over to God. Release situations to him. God cares so give him your burdens so you do not continually dwell on them. 1 Peter 5:7 says "cast all your care on him for he cares for you."

The more you release things to the Lord and allow him to fill your thoughts each day the better off you will be.

PRAYER: Thank you Jesus because I know I can have the mind of Christ if I just practice thinking about you. Give me the desire to get into your word, the Bible, so  my life can be more conformed to yours. In Jesus name, amen.

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