A Change Of Mind

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I’m a worrier. It’s not something that I’m proud of, but it is very much like second nature. I have always been super independent and that has contributed to me being a worrier. I like things my own way. I like to be able to control everything that is within my power to control. If something is fixable, I fix it. I don’t wait around for someone to offer help, I just handle it. I worry about things past, present and future.

This apparently, goes against the whole being dependent on God lifestyle. He and I are working on that. It’s a slow and steady process. And it’s a process that starts in the mind. That is where all of our motives and actions stem from. My thoughts give way to worry and worry gives way to fear and fear gives way to worry. It is a vicious cycle. And I want out! So, this year, He and I are working on changing my mind.

When I think about how I think, a few questions come up about where the thoughts originate and what direction they are heading. A few verses even stick out to me in those areas.

 

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2

 

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lydia Gah-Bell
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 02:28:24

    Thank you Karina for your article Change of mind. I am responding because as I read through the article, I immediately identify myself with you in your journey. I as a controller and as a result a worrier, I am at a stage where I desire and am asking God through prayer and meditation to change mr inwardly so that I can let go and let God take total control of my life’s journey. Many times I have found myself in the verge of taking control of situation but am reminded that God is in the driver’s seat and I am the passenger. Its hard at first but I have had to learn to trust God in His timing and ways.

    Karina, thank you for sharing. I am being blessed by what you wrote.

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    • karina
      Feb 12, 2016 @ 09:30:30

      Thank you Lydia! I am always grateful to God for speaking through my writing.

      Aren’t you glad that He is ever so patient and kind with us? 🙂 I pray that you would keep pressing into His ways and thoughts. He is the best at being God! I pray peace over your mind and am believing for increased trust in His character.

      He delights in you so!

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  2. tammy @ faithhopelovefood.com
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 19:33:10

    Thank you for sharing. I am on a similar journey with God myself…learning to let go and let God.

    Reply

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