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Changing My Thought Patterns

Read: Matthew 6: 25-34


“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

            How exciting!  I discovered I can move words from one place to another on my computer screen just by the touch of a key.  I can also move them off the page and into another document—or delete them altogether. So much easier than a regular typewriter.

            Why can’t I apply this same principle to my thinking?

             I decided to try changing my thought patterns. Now when I start to worry, just as I move words on my computer, I place my problems into Jesus’ hands. He said, “Cast your cares on me,” so I’m taking Him up on it.  When I start thinking of something I can’t do anything about, instead of wasting time worrying, I concentrate on what I can do. When I find myself getting involved in things over which I have no control over, I just delete them from my mind altogether.   

Prayer:  Dear Lord, when the cares of the world overwhelm me, help me to trust in You instead of carrying the burden myself.   Amen.

                                                                             © Frances Gregory Pasch

I want you to remember that God has a special purpose for each of you–something that no one else can do. Don’t compare yourself to others. You have assets that they don’t have. Make time to quietly sit with God so that you can hear His voice. I have learned that spending time with the Lord helps me to keep my priorities in line. I pray that God will direct your paths too. Have a blessed week.