I spent a lot of years unhappy because the minute I woke up in the morning, I started thinking negative, sad, depressing things. Now I can truly say I am fully satisfied since the Holy Spirit has helped me operate with the mind of Christ that is within me.
Maybe you’ve spent years thinking wrong thoughts, but that can change today.
If you struggle with negative thinking, it’s important for you to come to grips with the fact that your life won’t change until your thinking does. Renewed, God-like thinking is vital for change.
The Bible presents a lot of detailed instruction on what kinds of things we should think about. Philippians 4:8 alone tells us to think about things that build us up, not tear us down.
I want to issue you a challenge. Instead of waking up in the morning and immediately thinking negative thoughts, I want you to pick a positive truth from scripture and focus on it everyday when you wake up. Let God’s Word grow in you and transform your mind. Fix your mind on good things and enjoy the godly changes it brings.
Prayer Starter: God, I’m ready to change and live with the mind of Christ. Help me to only think about what is true, honorable, pure, lovely, kind, gracious, virtuous – whatever is of You.
—from Joyce Meyer daily devotional