Monday, October 26, 2015

MIND MONSTERS, Part 2— The Four R’s

The P4:8 Principle- “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. —PHILIPPIANS 4:8

RECOGNIZE-  Before you can overcome mind monsters, you must recognize their presence in your life.

"Be careful how you think. Your life is shaped by your thoughts." Prov. 4:23 (GN)
  • Monitor your moods, your self-talk, your conversation.  

REJECT-  Your life will be defined by the thoughts that you accept or reject.

“... we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”  2 Cor. 10:5 
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23

REPLACE-  Like a magnet, your life will be drawn to your most dominant thoughts.

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”  Colossians 3:2
“Think the same way that Christ Jesus thought.” Phil. 2:5

RENEW-  Reprogram your life by renewing your mind. 

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2 (AMP)

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs (thinking pattern) of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think...". Romans 12:2 (NLT)

“Be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude].”  Ephesians 4:23 (AMP)