“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” ― Santosh Kalwar
What thoughts are running through your head that have you addicted, absorbed, obsessed, devoted to, hooked to, predisposed to, dependent on, influenced by and dependent on?Take a minute and get quiet. Inquire and ask yourself: What am I thinking about? What am I dwelling on? Am I thinking like a winner or a whiner? Am I thinking and speaking like a victim or and overcomer? Today, right now what is on your mind? Who or what are you renting space to in your head? What thoughts are you driven by, what thoughts are you obsessing over? What thoughts are you addicted to?
I am guilty of thinking like victim. Yes, me the poor victim. A victim is an outcast, someone who is talked about, abused, overlooked, left out, rejected, mistreated, taken for granted and treated unfairly. My thought life sometimes is engulfed by addictions to these ugly lies which become strongholds in my mind. These thoughts become patterns that embed themselves deep into my brain. Some of them are from past experiences and word curses spoken over me. Some of them exist because I have been too lazy to replace them by renewing my mind in God’s word.
So I must make a decision to stop this victim mentality thinking pattern in its tracks. STOP thinking and believing the lies and start believing, speaking and thinking the TRUTH. Trash that pattern that reacts and thinks like a victim at every turn. I must make a conscious decision to renew my mind with the word of God. HIS word is TRUTH and this truth will renew my thinking. To renew means to renovate, restore, refurbish, overhaul, redevelop, rebuild, reconstruct, and bring something up to code. This decision to renew my mind will start me on a process of thinking like a winner not a whiner, like a overcomer not a looser. This process of renewing my mind is so much more than a decision to engage in positive thinking. When I renew my mind it will more than likely be the most important key for me to have a victorious life.
God’s word is active and alive. God says I am more than a conqueror. I am not a victim. I win every time. I am overwhelmingly victorious every time in every situation. God has my back. I am the head and not the tail. He works everything out for my ultimate good. No harm can come near my tent.
It is my responsibility to make a personal decision to think about what I am thinking about. I must break my addiction and make the decision to get in to Gods word which is active and alive and renew my mind. No one can crawl in my cranial cavity and rearrange my thinking for me. But if I take the step of opening myself up to God’s words about me, about my identity about my situations then my mind becomes renewed. The only way to replace the error of the world’s way of thinking is to replace it with God’s truth, and the only infallible source of God’s truth is found in his revealed word, the Bible.
Philippians 4:8 (the Message Bible) Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things
- the best, not the worst
- the beautiful, not the ugly
- things to praise, not things to curse.
Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
Read and study God’s Word. Think about it and meditate on it. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” (Colossians 3:16)