Do you believe your thoughts?
Are you lying to yourself?
Sometimes it can be difficult to discover the truth in your own thoughts.
“You are your own worst enemy” can be quite accurate when often our thoughts are driven by emotion and our perspective, rather than truth found through education and God’s Word.
“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.”
// Romans 8:5 NLT
Our sinful nature so easily holds us back from living freely in the guidance and counsel of the Spirit.
“Do you want to break those habits and have more control over the way you think?
Then you need to hear and understand this truth: You don’t have to believe everything you think.
Your mind lies to you all the time. Just because you think something is true doesn’t make it true. Just because you feel something is true doesn’t make it true. Your mind and your emotions often lie to you. Part of spiritual growth—becoming more like Jesus—is learning to know the difference between thoughts that are true and those that are not.” – Rick Warren
Read on in Rick Warren’s devotional, “Are You Telling Yourself the Truth?” for more food for thought.