Your Mind’s a Muscle – Flex it!

brain workoutI’m reading a book about Louie Zamperini, who recently died at the age of 97. It’s a story of two guys who survived 47 days in the open waters of the Pacific Ocean and then years in a Japanese concentration camp during WW II.
In the early days of their journey to be rescued, his floating partner, Allen Phillips, told him of a story he’d read in Life magazine about WW I ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker, whose crew lasted twenty-four days in the Pacific. Rickenbacker recalled that the greatest threat to their survival was not exposure to the elements, dehydration or starvation, but insanity.
Because of this, Louie starting “thinking about a college physiology class he taken (USC of course!), in which the instructor had taught them to think of the mind as a muscle that would atrophy if left idle.” Louie was determined that “no matter what happened to their bodies, their minds would stay under their control.” They would daily play games to keep their minds sharp.
Jesus said the greatest command ever given is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Believers must exercise the muscle between their ears and their main piece of workout equipment is the FREEdom process.
Because exercising is not a way of life for many, it’s going to be tough. It might even hurt…a lot! But as you practice thinking through life’s situations using the biblical truths given you by Jesus from His word, you’ll not only survive, but you’ll also become more like Jesus, which lasts for eternity, not just 47 days.
Watching life go by creates a mushy brain. Processing life through God’s word creates a healthy brain. Love your God today. Go take your brain for a walk.
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