For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways. Declares the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8 NKJV)
“For as he thinks within his heart, so he is. (Prov. 23:7)
Has it ever occurred to you how powerful your thoughts are? We can actually think about something sad and begin to experience sad emotions. There is a powerful correlation between what we choose to think about and how we feel. Scripture admonishes us to renew our minds in the word of God to facilitate spiritual maturity. The condition of our minds is reflected in our attitudes and the conditions of our lives. As we renew our minds in the Word of God, we allow the Holy Spirit to work with us to get our minds aligned with God’s design for governing our thoughts and our actions. What we think about affects our emotions, our emotions affect what we do, what we do affects our day. I want to encourage you today to be intentional about the thoughts you allow to take residence in your mind. You can control how you feel based on how you choose to think. Scripture tells us to think about, “Whatsoever things are true, noble, and just” (Phil 4:8). Practicing this powerful principle can preserve and maintain your mental health as well as your emotional stability.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for providing me with Biblical principles designed to protect my mind and help me maintain mental health. Help me to be intentional in the application of this principle today. It is my desire to experience the mental health and peace needed to successfully accomplish the goals and dreams in my heart. In Jesus Name Amen.