We all will have bad days in the process of allowing the Spirit to retrain our brains. One of the tools God has given us to process through those days is to start praising our great and awesome God. (Notice I didn’t say get over them. Getting over them can imply ignoring what you think and feel, which only pushes them down to erupt later.)
Psalm 98:1 states, “Sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for Him.” This is where music can play an integral part in overcoming your drug of choice. I can’t count the number of times I’ve sung a song that our Worship Team sang on Sunday to refocus my thoughts.
Instead of focusing on my challenge, which drives me to my drug choice, I focus on my God who has given me victory in the past (“marvelous things”) and who is able to give me victory today (“His right hand and His holy arm”). By doing this, I’m refocusing my brain on the One who will get me through my current challenge.
What you focus on can either bring peace or turmoil to your heart and mind. You can either head south by focusing on your challenge or you can power forward by praising your God and filling your mind with truths of victory. There is tremendous power in praise.
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