Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 23, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 01/23/2012 4:52:38 AM PST by Vision
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind... (Romans 12:2, AMP)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Many people today dont realize that the reason theyre not happy, the reason theyre not enjoying life is simply because theyve trained their minds in the wrong direction. Theyve trained their minds to worry. Theyve trained their minds to complain. Theyve trained their minds to see the negative. But just as you can form these negative mindsets, you can retrain your mind according to the Word of God and form godly mindsets.
I believe one of the main keys to retraining your mind and developing a positive attitude is by learning to stay grateful. When you stay grateful, you are focusing on whats right rather than whats wrong. The seed of the Word takes root in the good ground of your heart. This doesnt happen automatically, you have to discipline yourself. You have to make a conscious effort every single day until a good habit is formed.
Remember, when you live with an attitude of praise and thanksgiving, you are shielding yourself from the attacks of the enemy. The seeds of discouragement cannot take root in a grateful heart. Neither can bitterness, envy or strife. So today, retrain your mind and be empowered with His strength to overcome in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, today I surrender my thoughts and mind to You. Help me retrain my thoughts so that they are in line with Your Word. I choose to have an attitude of faith and expectancy and thank You for empowering me to live the life You have for me in Jesus name. Amen.