Did you know, "as a man thinketh in his heart so is he".
We are created in the image of God, "God is a Spirit" so we are a Spirit that lives in a body that has a soul! Our soul is our mind, thoughts, emotions, etc.... How you think about yourself has a profound effect on who you are, choices you make, patterns you develop in life. You have probably been told that you can't change for the better, it's in your gene pool so you are bound to this behavior cycle you are following. However if you believe the Bible and you believe in Jesus Christ then the Holy Spirit dwells inside of you. The power of the Holy Spirit can change your patterns of thought which will change you.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:2 KJV)
You can be "transformed" by the renewing the Spirit of your mind which will allow you to know the will of God for your life!! If you continue thinking like you are thinking, you will be stuck in a viscous cycle the rest of your life. Your life is a result of your choices, your choices start with the thoughts of the mind and we have been given the opportunity to choose life or death, blessing or cursing so choose LIFE and BLESSING!! (Deuteronomy 30:19) I am aware that we cannot control circumstances beyond our control but we can control our reaction which can allow us to maintain a healthy spirit in spite of circumstances! Remember God works "all things" out for our good and we "can do" all things through Christ!! Start changing your thinking today and by the Grace of God you will be different tomorrow!!
Scott L. Boatner