Romans 12.2 tells us that God wants us to be positive and that when we conquer our minds, we can conquer anything! How quickly and easily do we get pulled into the thoughts, actions and ways of a the World? Gossip, Negativity, Worry, Confusion, Anger, Cursing, Judging and Comparing ourselves to others………
Not only does this limit you, and who God has intended you to be but it also affects all those around you. It leaves you unhappy and unfulfilled, which inevitably affects those nearest and dearest to you.
It’s so easy to get into negative thought patterns and to bring ourselves and those around us down………”I’ll never be as popular as her”, ” I wish I was more like her”, ” If only I could be like that and have a family like that”, ” I’m not good enough, I could never do that”……. DON’T BELIEVE THE LIES!
Never forget how deceiving outwards appearances can be!It’s not always as picture perfect as you may assume. Especially today with Social Media. We see all these beautiful pictures of smiling and well-behaved children but what we don’t see are the tantrums and screams just before the shot or the bribes needed to get those pictures!
Our incredible Bibles even tell us how to change our minds! God tells us in both 2 Corinthians 10:5 and Romans 12.21 to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”. So every negative thought that enters your mind, capture it and then check: is it “true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable” (Phil. 4:8) ? If it isn’t any of these things, then don’t entertain it.
The Battle of the Mind is Real! And if you can conquer your mind, you can conquer anything! Don’t believe the lies. If you change your mind and thought patterns, you can change your world and those little darlings whose worlds you so powerfully influence.
So is what you thinking and doing True ? Noble? Right? Pure? Lovely? Admirable? If not then replace it with thoughts and actions that are! You will then start to experience that positive transformation of your mind, world, family and children <3