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.

They are often mean.

They are often judgemental.

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?head-938469_1280There are times when my thoughts are filled with hope, compassion, and love.  There are times when I question “Did I really just think  that?” surprised by the depth of the insight.  Or times when a brilliant thought just bursts forth from my lips and I know I certainly didn’t come up with that.  Yes, I can see thoughts I have like Christ, at times.

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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