Our minds are constantly exposed to more than hundreds of facts through social media, online avenues, and even the people we interact with daily. What thoughts and information are you choosing to absorb? It’s important to watch what we feed our minds with because it has the power to impact our actions and set our directions. What are you feeding your mind with?
Anxiety. Frustration. Anger. Those were the 3 things I found myself juggling with throughout the whole day. It was a busy week for me at work with many projects and deadlines coming up, and on top of that, I also had to prepare for my first Living Revelations booth at a conference that was coming up at the end of the week.
The whole day I was complaining in my mind with how much work I had to do and kept repeating in my head that everything wasn’t going to get finished in time. There, my road to anxiety started. From anxiety, I then became frustrated because things were not getting done the way I wanted it to be. Soon enough, my frustration grew to anger because someone who I had been working with started annoying me and nitpicking my work.
When the day finally ended, I found myself restless and weak.
I decided to open my devotional and spend some time with God. The first thing I read from my devotional was, “Our mind has the potential to take us away from where God wants us to be.” It was at that moment when I realized that my current state of being weak and restless was not part of God’s plan.
Yes, God had opened doors for me to have a busy job for me to learn from and the opportunity to share my passion and calling through my blog, but none of that was created to leave me feeling frustrated, angry, and worried.
Anxiety and frustration never come from God. I fed my own mind with negativity that led me to that state of restlessness. What we feed our mind with has the power to impact our actions and state of being. Everything starts from our mind. A simple secret thought may seem powerless, but it has the power to take control of our whole body.
Our thoughts are what set our direction, and if we want to walk in the direction that God has set before us, we must feed our minds with the word of God and not with the negative thoughts that come from this world.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may test and approve of God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” The only way to see God’s beautiful ways in our situations is by renewing our mind so that we can see from His perspective, and not our own. We can’t always change our situation, but we can always change our perspective.
To renew your mind will require you to feed your mind with good food, the word of God. What you feed your mind will determine the health of your emotional and spiritual state. Just as eating junk food will make you feel sick, so will feeding your minds with negative thoughts. To be strong you must eat healthily, and to have a healthy mind will require you to feed it healthy thoughts.
Feeding your mind with God’s truth will keep you strong.
We all want to be happy and full of joy, so how do we become this in a world that was made to suck out all of our energy? By feeding our mind with healthy thoughts. Philippians 4:8 says, “..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 of such things.” What we feed into our minds will either eat us up or fill us up. Which thoughts will you choose to keep in your mind?
Do you find yourself stuck with anxiety, anger, worry, or depression? If yes, then maybe it’s time to feed your mind with God’s truth. Don’t let Satan lie to you and tell you that there’s no way of escaping these emotions in an unstable world because there is a way of escape, and it is only through the word of God. The fact that God loves you and has the best for you is enough to take you through the struggles with joy. So remember, what are you feeding your mind with?