Replacing Old Thought Patterns
By Nina Roach
Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes. —Romans 12:2
Internalizing my responsibilities and future opportunities were creating racing anxious thoughts. I was quite bothered by my moodiness and at times overwhelmed. As I began to express my thoughts to the Lord, He inquired what I had been thinking about lately. He pinned it for me!
At that moment, I could see that my mood changes were following old thought patterns that needed to be replaced and renewed. The Spirit of God encouraged me to recite my concerns to Him and replace each of them with His thoughts. Thoughts of Him helping me and giving me hope and a good expected end.
My soul was quieted by His love and all that He revealed to me. I am continuing to meditate upon the promises of God that is transforming the way that I think so that I can remain in His rest. God has promised to give you hope and a great great expected end too.
If you have been facing overwhelming thoughts, examine what you have been thinking about and take the advice that I was given and experience God’s love and encouragement. To continue replacing your old thought patterns, join me this week in the iDecree daily declaration of faith and take 15 minutes to journey through God’s Word. Start your journey here: Journey through the Word