Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Programming Our Minds...

That sounds simple, but it's oh so challenging...especially with the media, radio, TV and Internet.

Dr. Charles Stanley wrote the below article and I wholeheartedly agree.  It wasn't easy for me in the beginning but overtime, I've come to control my thoughts and take the ones of my flesh captive.  Still working on it and hopeful that He will finish the work in me that He started.

According to Dr. Stanley, the mind is the control tower of life.  Decisions determine actions, which in turn affect the immediate and distant future.  The person each of us will be 20 years from now is impacted by how we think today.  If we want our future self to be pleasing to the Lord, then we must begin at once to program our mind with godly thoughts.

First we must reject worldly thinking: Romans 12:2 and Ephesians 4:23...renewing the mind.  This is done by submitting to the Holy Spirit.  If you allow him access to your life, he will convict your old ways and transform you. 

* "Trust me. He did it for me!"

A second way to submit is by sifting our thoughts through the Word and will of God.  We must consider whether an attitude or line of reasoning is pleasing to the Lord and useful for making each one of us into the person He has called us to be.  Then, when a thought is unscriptural, we can choose to reject it. 2 Cor 10:5

* I did a recent summer study with my church and the basis was: Going with God's Truth or Going with Your Feelings.

*One thing for sure: God's Truth Never Changes...but our feelings...WOW - they are continually changing.  Just look at and evaluate your relationships; both past and present, both personally and professionally.  Isn't that proof enough?!

*my input :-)


A Lady's Life said...

programming was easy for me. I was used to the word no.
I heard it all my life lol
Later on I heard my voice telling me no and sometimes you feel hard but you know, you set your standards and limits.You avoid places which get you into trouble.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I on the other hand, had a difficult time saying, "no."

But today...if my spirit doesn't agree...then I say a firm NO!

love ya

Moanerplicity said...

Through programming & deprogramming one's thoughts & actions there's always so much to learn & even more to UN-learn...

Smell me?

Lately, I've been trying my best to walk inside the simplicity of Grace, thus, I've been engaged in acts of Paying it Forward.

I hope this proves to be 'pleasing to The Lord.'