A New Soundtrack for Your Life
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV).
Here’s some good news: Your brain stores everything. But it’s also bad news: Your brain stores everything. Your brain can’t distinguish between what’s imaginary and what’s real. It takes in both truth and lies.
You have stored all kinds of garbage in your brain. And whether you realize it or not, often you base your decisions upon that garbage.
When you were a child, adults said things you believed without question because they were authority figures. Maybe they said you weren’t good enough or you wouldn’t amount to anything in life. They were lies then, and they’re lies now. But you believed them anyway!
You need to change the soundtrack that’s playing in your mind. Instead of playing something based on lies, you need to play the truth of God’s Word.
Romans 12:2 says, “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think” (NLT). How do you change the way you think? You play a soundtrack of truth.
Ask God to heal your memories. Tell God, “I need you to heal these memories of rejection, sin, resentment, guilt, and abuse. They hurt. Please heal me.”
Fill your mind with God’s Word. The more truth you put in your mind, the more lies you push out. Instead of spending all your time watching television and listening to music, fill your mind with God’s Word.
God’s Word says you’re lovable (John 3:16), capable (2 Peter 1:3), valuable (Luke 12:6), forgivable (Psalm 103:12), and usable (Ephesians 4:12).
Let that message become the soundtrack of your life, and God will transform your mind.
Talk It Over
What “soundtrack” from your past do you tend to replay over and over in your mind?
What does God’s Word say about the lies you keep replaying?
How can you develop a habit of studying and memorizing God’s Word today?
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