“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
Jesus knows how your mind goes, so your life goes.
He also knows that you have years of pathways laid and that your most frequent thoughts have deep familiar grooves they travel in.
What are you thinking?
What are your most frequent thoughts?
I’m not talking about the power of positive thinking, I’m talking about the power of Christ-like thinking.
In fact, there is an incredible statement in
1 Corinthians 2:16 NIV: “But we have the mind of Christ.”
That doesn’t mean that we are robots who all think the same way, it means that Jesus has given you access to His mind and how He thinks by the power of the Holy Spirit.
You have your own mind and think your own thoughts.
Jesus will help you make new grooves and new pathways as you learn to follow and trust Him.
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.”
Philippians 4:8 MSG
When your mind is stuck on repeat and it is filling you with fear instead of faith, ask Jesus for help. Ask Him what He thinks about the situation. Ask Him to show you what He thinks about you.
When you are wrapped in the compassionate presence of your Savior, he will help you turn from the old roads of thinking and make new pathways based on God’s truth.
Make His way of thinking your new groove this year.