Get Ready to Learn: Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in matters too great or in things too wonderful for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me [ceased from fretting]. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever. (Psalm 131:1–3 Amp.)

Your mind needs to be weaned away from any dependency you think you need in order to be happy. This weaning of the mind has to take place before you can renew your mind to the Word. (See Romans 12:2.)

How do you know if you’ve weaned your mind? According to Psalm 131:1–3 in the Amplified Bible, if you’re fretting, your mind needs to be weaned. If you look the word “fret” up in the Webster’s Dictionary, you’ll find that it means agitated, inner turmoil, upset, or just being bugged. If you find yourself exhibiting any of those feelings, it’s time to wean your mind from mental activity that causes fretting or agitation. What mindsets are those? In this series of posts, I want to show you six of them.

Part one—and the first mindset to wean yourself from—will be posted next Thursday.

About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

2 responses to “Get Ready to Learn: Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life”

  1. Bev says :

    Can’t wait to read more. This is something I have to work on.

  2. Pansy Coleman says :

    You know exactly what we need. God bless you and I thank you.

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