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What are you thinking about? This question is far more important than we imagine. Thoughts are not benign, impotent, non-consequential things. They have a significant impact on our choices and quality of life. Your mindset sets the direction of your life.
What is a “mindset?” It’s the way you regularly think about four things: God, self, others, and life situations. Our mindset can be predominantly positive or negative, grateful or grumbling, possible or impossible, doable or difficult, faith-focused or unbelieving, gracious or judgmental, forgiving or vengeful — the list goes on. Your prevailing thought patterns are like seeds in your soul. They produce fruit — good or bad. They control your feelings, moods, attitudes, and actions. Your mindset determines your destiny. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
Dr. Caroline Leaf, author of “Switch On Your Brain: The Key To Peak Happiness, Thinking and Health” writes, “Thoughts are real, physical things that occupy mental real estate. Moment by moment, every day, you are changing the structure of your brain through your thinking.” Therefore, “as goes your brain — your mindset — so goes your life.”
Proverbs says it this way in Proverbs 4:23 (NCV) “Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.”
What parts of your mindset need to change?