It’s All in Your Mind Part 3
It’s All In Your Mind: Thinking straight
Welcome back to series- It’s all in your mind
“Most of life’s battles are won or lost in our minds”
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
With everything happening in the world right now, it could be hard to find something to rejoice about. But, this isn’t saying “rejoice in the world” rather “rejoice in the Lord.” ALWAYS.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
As followers of Jesus, we don’t find victory in the battle of our minds within ourselves, we find it within the person and presence of Jesus.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
This is the peace that Jesus spoke of when he said. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
If last week we looked specifically at what NOT to think about, the Apostle Paul is telling us what TO think about.
How would your life be different if you focused and dwelt on these things?
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Paul’s final exhortation is to put into practice what they have seen and what they have learned from him.
We have the same commission today!