“Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2 NLT).
Your mental health is a critical part of your effectiveness in life. But it’s easy to think that your problems have more to do with your circumstances, a lack of resources, or a personal struggle you’re facing and less to do with how you think.
But the truth is, God is far more interested in changing your mind than your circumstances. We want God to change our circumstances and take away the pain and sorrow around us.
Those issues are important, but God wants
you to first deal with what’s going on in you.
Nothing will change in your life unless you change how you think.
Your thoughts control your life. Every single action begins with a thought. If we don’t think it, we don’t do it. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (GNT).
Even untrue thoughts will shape your entire life if you don’t check them.
Fathers, please help you guide my heart jealously in Jesus name.