Why do I think the way I think?

Why do I think the way I think?

Isn’t this such a typical question we all ask uncle Google sometimes: Why do you do what you do? 

But this is an essential question because we go through life without reflecting on our desires or feelings, which is dangerous as there is always deeper roots to everything we do.

I was confronted recently by friends who challenged me to think about how I view many things in life because some of our feelings or attitudes don’t come from God’s principles but rather from our own insecurities. On the other hand, nobody wants to face their insecurities, even me! Yet we can’t really be the best of who God calls us to be until we choose to have a look at who we really are!

And some might say, I don’t think I have issues until you realise that “that one comment made about you in high-school doesn’t seem to go away” or that “the guy/girl you dated has subconsciously lowered your standards or just messed it all up”. Now you don’t even know how God’s will looks like any more in that specific area of your life. 

Well, that’s why we have the Bible for guidance:

Proverbs 27:19 says As in water face answers to face, so the mind of man reflects the man (RSV) or As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart (NIV)

The two Bible versions basically share the same truth that can be read in parallel: Your mind reflects you and Your life reflects your heart.

You are what you think, and  You are where your heart premeditated you to be.

Your mind can lead you in the will of God or completely out of it. And most of the time, our minds think of things we INPUT. For instance, what are you looking at on Instagram or TV, what do you talk about with your friends? How are you spending your alone time? Based on what you allow in, your life can be filled with comparison, insecurities, loneliness or positive thoughts.

Today, my challenge for you is to reflect and think of everything you did for the past 24 hours! How much time did you give God or think about God? 

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:8 Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. 

Do you have time on a daily basis to remember what Jesus did for you? And is your life preaching that good news?

I am preaching this to myself as well because for my mind to think of God and my life to look like Christ’s is a daily battle. However, every day I have to choose to let go of most of the things that life has taught me and choose to believe that my today matters for God’s plan. This way, I remember that I am indeed progressing somewhere not perfect, but where God wants me to be.

Ladies and gents, I encourage you to renew your mind daily according to Christ’s standards otherwise you will be living bound in your place of freedom (Ephesians 4:23-24) 

Until you choose to look at yourself the way Christ sees you, you will never be able to see someone else the way God sees them. 

It starts with you choosing Jesus over your entire life beliefs!

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