Resilient: War Against Your Mind
Author: Rev Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain
Romans 12:1-2 says ” .. I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive…”
Everything we stream in our conscious comes through the entry of what we see, feel or touch. A person affiliated with San Francisco State University named Ezequiel Morsella states “conscious thought is just a small fraction of what is happening in the brain. Instead, it is the unconscious that is doing everything for us, and we are completely unaware of it. ”
Your conscious is your power source to resilience toward ending trains of thoughts and gaining more control of what you think. Especially thoughts of your past that seems not to go away.
Job 11:16 says, ” You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.” What this means is that your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more. Their is nothing you can do about your past except to move forward.
God is always pressing us to move forward–to be resilient about our past. It means we need to purge our past thoughts in our conscious and adapt in new ways of thinking. God does not want us wasting our time thinking about things that will not be a blessing or prosper us.
We need to choose our thoughts and don’ t underestimate the power of thinking. We have the ability to create positive or negative conscious thinking.
Let your thoughts take you into your future by thinking on the promises that God has for you. We become resilient by learning new ways to feed our conscious with fixing our thoughts that are pure, lovely, kind, honest and admirable. (Philippians 4:8)
God has given you the power to control your thoughts of your past, present and future. 2 Timothy 1;7 says ” For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
Regaining control of your mind is a healing process. Brookhaven Hospital Renewal Christian Care program is here to serve you, to help you recognize symptoms of behaviors that may be need to be address by professional counseling.