(Romans 12:2 NLT) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
WHY I MUST MANAGE MY MIND?
àBecause my thoughts control my life
(Proverbs 4:23 GNT) Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.
àBecause the mind is the battleground for sin.
(Romans 7:22-23) For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.
àBecause it’s the key to peace and happiness.
(Romans 8:6 NLT) So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
3 DAILY CHOICES FOR A HEALTHY MIND
1. FEED MY MIND WITH TRUTH.
(John 8:32) “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
(Matthew 4:4 MSG) Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: “It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.”
(Psalm 119:95) The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
2. FREE MY MIND FROM DESTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS.
(1 John 2:16) For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
3. FOCUS MY MIND ON THE RIGHT THINGS.
(Hebrews 12:3) Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
(Philippians 2:4 ESV) Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
(Colossians 3:2) Set your minds on things that are above, not on earthly things.
(1 Corinthians 2:9) However, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human heart has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—