I don’t know about you, but my thoughts come like rapid-fire. I will try so hard to think about “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable”, but my thoughts bombard my mind before I can stop them. Unfortunately, this stream of consciousness often leads me down a never-ending path of lies I believe about myself, my life, my relationships, or God.
This past week I listened to Tricia Goyer’s podcast. She interviewed Holley Gerth about her new book You’re Going to Be Okay. (Single friends, this is a must listen to! Please take some time to listen to it!) In the interview Holley talks about how we train our brains to repeatedly think thoughts that we think about the most. However, we can create new neural pathways in our brains when we consistently think new thoughts.
The lies we believe are holding us back from all God wants to accomplish in us and through us. When we believe lies instead of God’s truth, we are ultimately believing the enemy, the father of lies, instead of God. The one discipline that will completely transform our selves, our relationships with others, and our relationship with God is to do the hard work of retraining our minds.
It reminds me of muscle memory. Do you know how our muscles remember what we’ve trained them to do, so they automatically move in certain ways without us being conscious of them? The same is true for our minds. We must retrain them so that when they come rapid-fire they are God’s truth.
Today I am honored to be a guest writer at RebeccaHalton.com where I am discussing a common lie that single women believe.
Rebecca is a writer for several websites, a published author, the co-founder of TeamRedeemed.org, and a “redeemed adulteress”. She bravely shares her story of being a young woman formerly involved in an adulterous relationship with a married man as a ministry to other women. It is a great privilege to share writing space with her today. Please head over to her blog to read more about a lie single women believe.
This summer we’re retraining our minds!
Please join us this summer for an online Bible study where we will retrain our minds and replace the lies we believe with God’s truth. We will be reading Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s book, Lies Women Believe. Although purchasing a book will help you to go deeper into the study, you do not have to buy a book to participate! Please join us anyway! Read more details here! And please let me know if you have any questions!