It is not uncommon for me as a Pastor to spend time with people who are struggling with life. As I talk to those individuals, it often becomes clear to me that the problems they are facing are more in their minds than in their lives.
Our mind is one of the most precious resources given to us by God, but rarely do we examine how we use it.
After all, our mind is the source of happiness or depression, creativity or boredom, problem-solving or problem-making. It seems a bit strange to me that we do not take time to reset our minds daily.
Like our PCs or Smartphones, there are times that our minds just are not working efficiently. If this happens with our electronics, we naturally reboot, reset or restart them. However, we don’t do that with our minds… but we should. Let’s take time today to do a mental reboot or reset.
On my computer the pattern of reset is “Control, Alt, Delete.” The reset method for my phone is to press two buttons and hold until the phone turns off and then back on again.
The Bible gives us a three step plan for resetting our minds.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Rejoice always, 17pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Think about those three steps today to reset your mind by rejoicing, praying and giving thanks!
Have a great day,
John Mark Caton, Ph.D