Needed: New Way of Thinking

Day three of vacation to Big Bear, California was taken up with learning how to snowboard. I’m reminded of surfing when I see snowboarders race down the hill. As I surf, I took this mindset with me while I took a lesson on how to snowboard. Wrong! Though it may look like surfing, two entirely different mechanics are needed. My instructor kept telling me it’s in my feet, actually my heels and toes, not my hips or upper body. If I was going to learn how to snowboard I had to change my way of thinking.
If you want to see your life changed, experience freedom from your drugs of choice and feel loved, significant and secure you’re going to have to change the way you think. You must pick up and use the tools (Set Free Nowww) of a biblical worldview to filter all the messages you’re receiving each day from your surroundings.
This isn’t as easy as it sounds. It took falling a lot to finally get it into my head that I couldn’t think like a surfer if I wanted to get down the hill smoothly on a snowboard. Life change (getting down the hill without falling) takes place when a believer asks the Spirit to expose the lies in their head (hips and shoulders), replaces them with the truth (heals and toes) and then practices those truths on a daily basis.
Though by the end of the day I was still on the beginner runs, I was getting better. I was retraining my brain to think like a snowboarder. It will take time to retrain your brain to listen to Jesus and pick up your tools. But what choice do you have? Think the old way and continually crash or let the Spirit renew your mind and defeat your drugs of choice?
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