God wants the best for us
God has given us instructions for right living because He desires our highest good. He knows that when we do not live according to His principles, we hurt ourselves. Our minds, our bodies, and especially our spirits suffer. The best way to avoid hurting ourselves is to follow His Word closely. Through this process we get to know Him personally and receive a greater inner peace. Life is a journey but it does come with a satnav (satellite navigation). Here at Who Is Right we want to encourage you to continue to move forward and be reconciled to Him during this life and in the here after. Learn from your mistakes and do the right thing. Always. 1 Corinthians 13:11 Romans 6:12-14
Life is a journey
The videos that appear on this page tell the stories of people who’s lives have been changed by an encounter with God. Circumstances can occur where you are forced to reflect on your lifestyle or, like many others, you can begin by simply asking some simple but fundamental questions and seek to have them answered. Is it possible to be reconciled with a departed love one? There are answers to most of these questions and we hope that you will continue to search for the answers for yourself.
If you now recognise that the way that you are living your life is not right, then go to the “Next step” page and pray the “Salvation prayer”.
Renewing your mind. Change your thinking. (Living Sacrifices to God)
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
If we want to live the lives God has purposed for us to live we must be diligent about guarding our thoughts. A renewed mind does not do the things of this world. A renewed mind transforms us out of harmful patterns and into a life that glorifies our God.
If your thoughts are spiraling out of control and you are in need of a mental and life transformation, here are 5 ways to renew your mind today:
1) Take a social media break.
Getting off social media is key to renewing your mind. You know what? Just get off the Internet as a whole. Do you really need to know what Jessica had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Does looking up that random fact on Wikipedia really add value to your life? We’ve grown so use to having the Internet at our fingertips we’ve forgotten how to think without it. But here’s the truth: we can. I know you have pressing emails and work to do but scheduling in some no internet time will free your mind from being filled with meaningless information and give you more time to focus on what matters most.
2) Memorize scripture.
I have a cute little pink Bible that sits on my nightstand. It has served me well in studying the Word of God. But it’s not always with me. When I’m washing the dishes, driving to the store, or playing blocks with the kids I do not have the time to sit and read my Bible. So I’ve started to memorize scriptures. Just one verse a month or so. Nothing fancy. But if I sense my thoughts wondering and I’m in need of some mental direction, I have a few scriptures already packed away in my memory to pull from. And every time I bring these scriptures to mind God’s truth fights away any negative thoughts trying to get me off track. Try memorizing one verse this week and see what happens.
3) Study your Bible.
Now this is different from simply memorizing scripture. Studying your Bible is taking time to learn what the scriptures mean and how to apply them to your life. I suggest studying a topic or verse that specifically speaks to an area you may be struggling with. When you fill your mind with the truth of God’s Word it leaves no room for the lies of this world to enter. Now the fun thing about this tip is it’s not something you have to do alone. I encourage you to invite a girlfriend to join you.
4) Take time to listen when you pray.
I’ve spent too many hours in prayer simply talking. But if we want change and renewal of our minds, I’ve learned we need to hear from God. His words are so much more powerful than ours. At His word the world was created. Just imagine what one word from Him during your prayer time can do for your mind. But we will never hear Him if we are not listening. I encourage you to make sure every time you pray to God you include intentional time to sit still and listen.
5) Capture negative thoughts.
Negative thoughts steal mental space in your head to think of the things God calls us to think about. Philippians 4:8 instructs us to think about “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (NIV) When you catch yourself thinking of something not on this list quickly choose to change your thoughts. However, this is easier said than done. Many times we allow destructive thinking to spiral out of control without our even realizing it.
Let’s say you are at the kitchen sink washing the dishes and these thoughts start to creep into your mind: I always wash the dishes. No one ever helps me. This is such a waste of my time. My family doesn’t care about me. You see how one truthful thought can lead to untrue thoughts, which lead to untrue feelings? Simply thinking these thoughts will not help your mental state. Instead change your thoughts to:I’m blessed to have dishes to wash, it means God has blessed me with food. Now if your negative thoughts about washing the dishes reveal other issues, like needing more help, use this as an opportunity to ask for help if you can. But simply thinking about it will only cluster your mind with negativity and lead to bitterness and resentment. Pray for the Lord to help you quickly discern when you are thinking negatively and to grace you with the strength to change those thoughts. This is a prayer the Lord has faithfully answered for me over and over again.
I hope these tips help you toward a renewed mind today. Which ones will you try? Which ones have been the most beneficial to you already?
How to Renew Your Mind Daily: 5 Helpful Tips by Christina Patterson.