The greatest realization I have uncovered while exploring the depths of Thought Life is that the MIND is NOT synonymous with the brain.
Rather, the mind is a vital component of our being that governs our conscious perception, emotional responses, and decision-making.
What a liberating truth it is to recognize that God does not possess a human-like mind! As revealed in Numbers 23:19, God does not change His mind, nor is He prone to indecisiveness or inconsistency. What a relief it is to know that we can always trust in God's word, for it is rooted in absolute truth and will always come to pass.
Unlike our fleeting human nature which is often plagued by unbridled desires and deceitful tendencies, God is neither a man nor a liar. We must strive to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind. By doing so, we guard against the corrosive effects of double-mindedness that arise from our entanglement with the flesh and the sinful world.
So let us fix our minds on Jesus, for there is nothing but goodness to be gained from doing so.
When it comes to the mind, it's truly about tending to the soul. As stated in 3 John 1:2, "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul."
Your soul encompasses your emotions, mind, and will. For Christians, our mindset is founded on the fundamental commandments to love God and love others. These two principles should govern our every thought, choice, and behavior. Let us boldly align our minds with the teachings of Christ.
Let us not forget the focus scripture for this month - Romans 12:2. we mustn't conform to the behavior and customs of this sinful world. No, we must allow God to transform us into new people every day by changing the way we think. This is our only escape from the unrelenting temptations that surround us.
As we seek clarity amid indecision, let us always choose to adhere to His word and honor His will for our lives. We must firmly declare that we will not conform to this world, but rather, pursue the perfect and pleasing will of God. Let us boldly declare,
"Not my will, but Your will be done in my life, Lord!"