ConsiliumHave you heard the saying, “you become what you think”?

If you examine your thoughts, what will you find?

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7 NKJ)

The thoughts we think impact our health (physical, mental and spiritual). Whatever we dwell on will grow. To see positive change in your health, take control of your thoughts.

How do you take your thoughts captive?

“We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5 NLT)

One of the largest battlefields we face against the enemy of our souls is the battle for our thoughts. “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

When we examine our thoughts, we destroy the thoughts that keep us from knowing God. Fear, worry, unforgiveness, bitterness, and jealousy are all thoughts that separate and distract us from God’s love and power. Negative thoughts pull us down. They do not yield life.

We fix our thoughts on God’s truth. Phillips 4:8 NLT says, “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

We line up our thoughts with the thoughts and promises of God, which gives the Spirit the opportunity to renew our thoughts and attitudes. (Ephesians 4:23 NKJ)

Ephesians 3:20 NKJ states, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Allowing the Spirit to work accomplishes more than we could ask for or think of.

Focusing our mind and thoughts on the promises of God floods our bodies with feelings of comfort and peace. Our minds and bodies are able to rest. “A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.” (Proverbs 14:30 AMP)

As you recognize negative thought patterns, turn them around. Align them with the truth of what God says.

You can change your thoughts, change your mind and positively impact your health in the process.

What thought processes can you change today?

Because of Him, Hope Prevails!

Dr. Michelle Bengtson



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Author, speaker and board certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson is also a wife, mother and friend. She knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to address issues surrounding medical and mental disorders, both for those who suffer and for those who care for them. She offers sound practical tools, affirms worth, and encourages faith. Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers hope as a key to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm. She blogs regularly on her own site:

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