Learn how to take your thoughts captive.
Thoughts have power. Jesus knew this and warned us about the power of thought.
How do we control our thoughts? How do we keep them captive ? We have 12,000 thought per day and God knows every single of them.
How many of those thoughts are about God?
Do you think of Jesus’ death outside church?
Why is it important to set our minds on things above? Because setting our minds on things above is how we protect our hearts. Focusing on the things above is what helps us control our thoughts.
Our thoughts can fall into two folders: good and bad. Different triggers in life can send our thoughts into these two directions. The idea is to learn what those triggers are for us and channel our thought process in the right direction.
God doesn’t live in the past. He wants us to have childlike hearts.
We can choose to control our hearts, remembering that God forgave us. All we need is to keep our hearts pure.
Temptations will come but we need to be ready. The way to do this is to fix our eyes on Jesus.
Having a positive mindset is important as it shapes the way you look at life. How you start your day is important as it will most likely have an effect on how your day goes and the decisions you make.
A practical tip for this would be to memorize a scripture. Have an anchor thought that will help you keep your thoughts captive.
The process isn’t easy but we need to start somewhere.