Renewing Your Mind

Norman Vincent Peale, minister and author of The Power of Positive Thinking, is quoted as saying, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” How true is that statement?

Let’s just take the whole rose-colored glasses argument off the table. I’m not suggesting that we seriously consider the thought that we could positive-think a tornado away from our house or the electric bill out of our mailbox.

What I would like to suggest is that we attempt to look at the silver lining in every cloud, to strive to look at circumstances in light of God’s truth. Oh, this takes practice, particularly if you tend to be pessimistic or your job has you dealing with grumpy people all day.

Romans 12:2 says, Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. When you purposely set out to seek God’s truth and apply it to your everyday life, you renew your mind. When you renew your mind, you are transformed. You don’t have to live like the rest of the world lives. You don’t even have to live like you used to live.

You change your thinking, and you change your world. Maybe not your circumstances, but definitely you perspective and attitude. And that tends to make the world look better.

What do you think?

 

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