Exercise Your Thinking Muscles
Changing old thought patterns that are not serving you well isn’t easy. I know, because I struggle with this, too. It takes daily effort to build the “thinking muscles” that support transformation. You need to be intentional about digging to the root of your unhealthy thought patterns, and then replacing lies with truths in order to change the core of how you operate.
For example, as Christians we believe that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. Jesus wants us to have healthy, hopeful, joyful lives, and to live in prosperity and abundance. So why is it that when we’re faced with a difficult illness such as cancer, we tend to accept just one part of what He gave us—that He died for our sins—but struggle to accept that He also died for us to live in health and abundance? The reason is that our subconscious minds are operating on auto-pilot. We have not spent enough time exercising our thinking muscles to successfully reprogram ourselves to operate in unity with God’s truth. Getting to this place of unity is well worth the effort! When we work in unity with His mind and heart, and learn to allow this reality to be created for ourselves every day, feeling hopeful is the natural result.