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The Mind of Christ

I have the mind of Christ…

I slowly back away from this thought.  I pick up my phone and distract myself with social media, even though this is my quiet time.  Scrolling mindlessly, my mind floods with the contradiction.  The version I am reading starts with “How could He?”  This is what I most relate with, “How could I have the mind of Christ?”

I know my thoughts, and even when they are renewed, they are often not the mind of Christ.

Restoring Voice - The Mind of Christ

They are often mean.

They are often judgmental.

My thoughts are full of pride.

My thoughts are full of insecurities.

My thoughts are sarcastic.

God does NOT think like I do.

His gentle nudging says “you have the mind of Christ.  This is true about you.”  I hear “Don’t run from it,   My pen comes back to the paper of my journal.

When are my thoughts like Christ?

When I take time to renew my mind, those Christ like thoughts come more often.  Maybe just because I have the mind of Christ does not mean I always choose to use it. Maybe sometimes I allow my sinful mind to rule my thoughts because I become apathetic.

It is a choice of what I subject myself to and what I allow myself to think on longest.  

I have the weapons to pull down the strongholds (II Corinthians 10:4).  

I have the choice to take every thought captive (II Corinthians 10:5).  

Greater is He that is within me, than he that is in the world (I John 4:4).

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