#shorts Part 42 — Reframe and Refocus
We can’t control what happens, but we can control what we think about it
Your circumstances may be bad, but your God is still good. He is near, his promises are still true, his love still unconditional, his grace still amazing, his timing still perfect. You may not like the what of what’s going on, but you can still praise God for the who of who he is.
Craig Groeschel, Winning the War in Your Mind, Page 183
Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another #shorts post.
The Bible is full of knowledge on how to control our own mind and thoughts. It’s a critical topic to understand and master because our mind is always under attack by the devil. Besides that, we also hold ourselves back too by thinking negative thoughts.
No one has a perfect life. Everyone on earth has their own struggles, failures, problems, and tragedies. When bad things happen in life, it’s a natural human tendency to look at the negative. To focus on the bad, the pain of the tragic loss, or other things like that. But focusing on the negative doesn’t help us get past that difficult time, it only makes things harder for us. Besides that, focusing on the negative isn’t how God wants us to think. On that note the Bible gives us many examples of people who went through terrible circumstances, but praised God throughout and came out alright in the end because of that.
These Biblical characters chose to reframe their problems. They chose to trust in the LORD and see His power at work rather than focus on the negative. And many of their circumstances were … extremely negative. Prison, slavery, exile, and more. These Biblical characters trusted in the LORD through all their problems without giving in to the negative thoughts that surely must have been in their head.
These are examples of reframing our problems.
Winning the War in Your Mind by Craig Groeschel explains reframing and how important it is for taking control of our thought life. So today we’ll look at Groeschel’s Reframe Principle, and see what it says in Winning the War in Your Mind.