Steps To A Sound Mind
1) TO DEVELOP A SOUND MIND, NEVER PLACE YOUR SELF-WORTH IN THE THINGS YOU POSSESS-
Your self-worth is about WHO you are, not WHAT you have. WHO you are (In Christ), is the only thing that is going to last when WHAT you have deteriorates and rots.
2) DON’T COVET WHAT OTHERS HAVE –
Covetous desires will cause us to act and think improperly and inappropriately. You will attempt to take advantage of your neighbor, you will start to steal, cheat, and do things that are unnatural and bizarre. We lose focus. We will do outrageous and crazy things once we allow our minds to wander from our Source who is Christ (Your mind will remain in perfect peace when focused on HIM).
3) GET RID OF THE LIE THAT THE POSSESSION OF THINGS IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR HAPPINESS-
Things will not make you happy. Money will not make you happy. The only things that will make you happy are “Godly”, “Giving” relationships and friendships. Relationships and friendships are designed to you make you happy. Relationships are what “human happiness” from communication and fellowship were created for. Why are there so many “unhappy” couples? One word-FOCUS.
4) DON’T BE OVER-ANXIOUSNESS FOR ANYTHING/STOP WORRYING ABOUT EVERYTHING–
Anxiousness and worry are the enemy’s weapon he uses to keep us “stressed out”. There are people who are literally succumbing to bad health and ultimately dying early deaths from worry and anxiety. Learning patience is God’s way to get you the things you need in the manner you need to have them. LET PATIENCE HAVE ITS PERFECT TIME. Patience will cause you to prosper while anxiousness will rob you of life and a sound mind.
Your Mindset Matters
5) DON’T BE CARNALLY MINDED–
The carnal mindset is always hateful and against God. It will cause you to be miserable and eventually lead to death. To be “spiritually minded” is LIFE AND PEACE. To be “spiritually minded” allows you to think like God and does not instruct women to “Think Like A Man” (The book that became a best-seller)! When that book came out I wondered to myself, why in the heck would a woman want to think like me? My thoughts, for the most part, are superficial and selfish. How about we ALL begin to think like A KING? The KING who inspired THE BOOK.The world is governed by the Book written by this KING. I oftentimes wonder, if I authored a book entitled, “Think Like A King”, would it be a best seller?
6) DON’T PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE WORLD’S SYSTEM–
You cannot continually rely on the world and politicians for answers and solutions to problems. They will ALWAYS let you down. I don’t care what your political affiliation is they are flawed human beings and systems designed to fail. They are also designed to make you depend on them (dependent mentality). The systems of this world are “man-centered” so they will fail. The system of God is Kingdom-Centered and focused on the principles of truth which will ultimately and overwhelmingly succeed!
GOD IS OUR SOURCE AND SUPPLY!!!!!
Steps To A Sound Mind
By Theodore Lovelace