“Don’t copy the behavior 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)
This morning as I sit here, I am swarmed with distractions. We have two blue heeler dogs and right now, at 6 AM in the morning they think they need to have a wrestling match.
It’s easy to get frustrated and irritated about things like this, but I am learning to train my mind so that I can stop that irritation in its tracks –instead of continuing down that trail (which leads to a bad day and a rotten attitude) asking the Lord to handle the situation while I work on my mind. Let’s just say my mind is going through a “boot camp” of sorts… constantly having to go through renewal.
(Ha, as I write this the two furry blue heeler distractions (bless em’) have settled back down and there’s quiet again – THANK YOU, JESUS)
I’m am realizing lately how much control we really have over our own minds. The mind is a powerful thing. God made it that way for a reason, and He has given us authority to take our own thoughts captive. It’s so easy to forget that it’s our own responsibility, isn’t it?
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.’’
-2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Goodness, I am so thankful for His guidance and teaching.