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Reprogram Your Thinking

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.  Romans 12:2 NKJV

“No way. Where did you get such a crazy idea?” the woman asked.

“It’s all over the news. Not to mention Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,” the man answered. “Must be true.”

The woman shook her head. “Did you check your facts before spreading such nonsense? Maybe you need to turn off the news.”

No answer.

The mind, as they say, is a terrible thing to waste. It’s a highly intelligent living computer that can be shaped and molded by what we see, hear, read, or expose ourselves to. When we continually feed it negative information, our emotional state and peace of mind are greatly affected. As Sarah Young says, “Your mind shuttles back and forth, hither and hon, weaving webs of anxious confusion.”

The noise of this world can be deafening as so many voices clamor for our attention. It can warp our thinking and cause us to live in a constant state of anxiety and fear.

But we are not called to conform to this world. The Bible says we are to renew our mind. The Passion translation puts it this way: 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.

A change in our thinking only happens when we spend time in God’s Word, aligning our thoughts with His. When our faith, hope, and trust is in Him alone, we never have to allow current events and the world’s view to drag us down.

If your thoughts are weaving those “webs of anxious confusion,” shut out the negative voices and reprogram your thinking.

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Andrea Merrell

Andrea Merrell is an award-winning author and professional freelance editor. She is an associate editor with Christian Devotions Ministries and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC and the 2018 Excellence in Editing award by the Christian Editors Network. Andrea is a graduate of Christian Communicators and was a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2018 Selah Awards, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues, teaches workshops on writing and editing, and is the co-founder and regular contributor to www.TheWriteEditing.com, a blog designed specifically for writers. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript, Praying for the Prodigal, and Marriage: Make It or Break It. Contact her at www.AndreaMerrell.com.