Archive | September 2013

Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 6

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Stop Judgmental Thinking

We have a tendency to point our finger at others and say, “Did you see what they did?” Gossiping, backbiting, and accusing others makes us feel less bad about the things we need to deal with in our lives. If we can make somebody else look real doggy, then somehow by comparison, we think we might look a little better. This judgmental mindset needs to be eliminated from our lives. Read More…

Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 5

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Wean Yourself of Prideful Thoughts

When I first got serious about God, I would go to church and hear that we are supposed to give God all the glory, and it bothered me. I’d think, I’ve done a few good things. I’m not a real bad guy. Look what I did recently. I can’t take credit for that? Read More…

Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 4

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Self-Pity Isn’t Worth It

Related to self-centered thinking is “feeling sorry for yourself,” better known as self-pity. When you begin thinking about how bad it is for you, you’re walking down a path to oppression, which leads to despair and, ultimately, to death. You cannot allow self-pity to go unchecked in your life. Read More…

Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 3

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Rid Yourself of Self-Centered Thinking

The Bible tells us in many places that we are not to think about our own needs, but we are to be concerned about the needs of others. According to Philippians chapter 2, we should, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (verses 5–8).

Your mind will have you thinking about what you’re going to eat today, where you’re going to go, how you’re going to entertain yourself, what you’re going to do to take care of yourself. It’s all going to be inward focused, unless you wean yourself of that. Read More…