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The brain is an amazing organ of the body. Physiologically, it’s the central operating system of your life. It regulates the functioning of all living systems.
Another interesting aspect of your brain is that it’s programmable. Psychologists refer to this as the elasticity of the brain. Through the things you see, hear, experience, read and contemplate, your brain forms thought pathways that create certain actions, reactions, and emotions. This is the work of your mind. We might say that your brain is your physical hardware for thinking, and your mind is the software that has been programmed there—it’s how and what you think.
Unfortunately, our minds can be programmed with untrue, painful, worrisome and dysfunctional thinking. This is sometimes referred to as “stinking thinking!” This kind of thinking steals our peace.
To experience consistent peace, we need to work on our thinking. We need to police our minds and arrest the thoughts that are robbing peace from us, replacing stinking thinking with holy, healthy, and wholesome thoughts.
Take a look at what Paul the apostle said about this in Philippians 4:8, 9 (TLB) “… Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.”
What thoughts in your mind need to be arrested and incarcerated, permanently eradicated? You’re in control of your thinking. Put the right filters on your mind and your heart will be filled with God’s peace!