YOUR BELIEFS MAY BE RUINING YOUR LIFE
Your beliefs are running your life. They may even be ruining it.
If you believe everyone is out to get you, trusting others will be difficult. Assuming something is impossible is a sure way to keep you from trying it. Believing God is watching you will bring you comfort or stress depending on what you believe God is like. Bad thinking causes bad feelings and drives bad behavior.
This is why it is important to renew your mind with the truth.
We pick up all kinds of beliefs about “the way things are” from our upbringing, from our culture, or from our experiences. When we come into agreement with them, especially when we repeat them to ourselves, they become assumptions that form the operating system of our mind. They can remain unchallenged for years. If you have behavior you don’t like, perhaps it’s time to question your beliefs.
Sunday I want to take you back to the opening chapters of the Bible to rethink who you are, who God is, and what went wrong with God’s good creation. If your OS is getting you in trouble, you may need to rebuild it.
“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
Simmons, B. (Trans.). (2017). The Passion Translation: New Testament (Ro 12:2)