Reprogramme Your Mind

Mar 29, 2020

‘...Let God transform…the way you think...’Romans 12:2 NLT

Behind everything you do, there’s a thought! So if you’re serious about changing your life, you must change how you think. That’s not easy, and it doesn’t happen instantly. Imagine a ship with the automatic pilot set to go to Port Moresby, then the captain suddenly decides to go to Honiara. First option: willpower. He could grab the wheel and force the ship to head towards to the Solomon Islands and by his sheer strength overcome the autopilot. But he’ll have constant resistance. He will get tired, and when he lets go of the wheel, guess what? The ship will go the way it’s programmed to go. Get the idea? That’s what happens when you try to change your life through willpower alone: ‘I’ll force myself to quit drinking, cheating, or overeating,’ and so on. Your willpower can only produce short-term change, but it creates constant stress because you haven’t dealt with the root cause and reprogrammed your mind. The change doesn’t feel natural so eventually you give up, revert to your old patterns and say, ‘I guess this is just the way I am. I’ll never change.’ Second option: God’s power. There is a better way! The Bible says, ‘...Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.’ Change always begins in your mind! The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act. You say, ‘How can I change the way I think?’ By programming your mind each day with God’s Word. ‘How can a…man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.’ (Psalm 119:9 NKJV)

SoulFood: Matt 5:6, Isa 55:1–7, Ps 63:1–5, John 4:1–34
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©

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