Thursday

Set Your Mind or Set Your Alarm

Take thoughts captive, 2 Cor. 10:5, Negative thoughts
I was struggling. 

I had good reasons to be concerned. But I was letting my thoughts rule.

I read Psalm 31:15:
"My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies..." 

I realized that my real enemies were not people or circumstances. My real enemies were negative thoughts, worries and self-pity. I wasn't trusting that God could work all things for my good (Romans 8:28).

I wasn't letting Him comfort me (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

My struggle was so strong, that I set an alarm for every hour during the daytime. The alarms reminded me to take a few minutes each hour to pray, read Scripture, or sing a praise song, taking my thoughts captive (2 Corinthians 10:5).

The more I set my mind on Jesus, the healthier my thoughts.

Are you struggling with a situation? Perhaps you too should set an alarm and focus regularly on God's promises.

5 comments:

  1. Wow - what a great idea Gail! Going to put this into practice. I'm sooo guilty of letting my thoughts run wild.
    His blessing over you my friend!
    Etta

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  2. Wow - what a great idea, Gail! I'm going to put this into practice. I'm sooo guilty of letting my thought run wild!
    His blessings upon you my friend!
    Etta

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  3. Your posts help me everyday. But today your "tip" is special. I certainly will apply it to my days. Thank you for letting God speak through you. Many blessings on you.

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  4. Thanks for the reminder!!! Romans 8:28!!!! Perfect! I am struggling to get work, I live alone and I get to that negative place. Thank you for the comfort.
    Addie

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  5. I love your Bible notes and particularly this one. Thank you very much. I am going to set alarms, too, to practice what I need to do. Thank you again, very much, for your hard work in helping each one of us to get to a better place.

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