"Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will." Rom 12:2
"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cor 10:5
We are wired for love, which means all our mental circuitry is wired only for the positive, and we have a natural optimism bias wired into us. Therefore we have an extraordinary ability to determine, achieve, and maintain optimal levels of intelligence, mental health, peace, and happiness. We can, through conscious effort, gain control of our thoughts and feelings, and in doing so, we can change the programming and chemistry of our brain.
(Dr. Caroline Leaf, author of "Who Switched Off my Brain?")
God wants us to have His Mind (His thoughts, His viewpoint) in every situation. He wants us to have the supernatural ability to discern everything that happens to us from His vantage point and His perspective, and not get bogged down and buried by our own negative thoughts and feelings or by what we can "see" going on. If we can see from His perspective, then we'll be able to "soar" above our circumstances, our problems, and our trials and not get buried under them.
Mind renewal has been (and continues to be) a critical element of my healing journey. As I abide in Christ, I am much more aware of negative thought patterns and able to process through the lies, converting them into truth. As I engage in this process, I am actively rewiring my brain, producing new default patterns of thinking. As a result, I have an expanded capacity to show up in the world more accurately reflecting God's loving kindness towards myself and others.
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