MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY: RESTRUCTURING
“When we begin to restructure our minds, it opens us up to begin to embrace what God is doing in our lives.”
Last week we talked about taking inventory. I hope you had time to sit and reflect on some things that needed your attention. It is very refreshing to take time with the LORD in prayer, spend time in His Word, and then reflect and begin to chip away at the things you know you need to do. If you do not know where to begin, set a date and time to just sit and allow yourself the time to begin this process, it is good for the soul.
Once you have spent time reflecting, make a list, and be intentional about restructuring. In order to grow, we need to change. We all resist and procrastinate when it comes to change. However, it is important. Let us start with restructuring our minds. What would a day look like if we learned how to let go of the things that have been weighing us down? What if we spent time focusing on what we believe to be true, the promises and blessings that God talks about in His Word? Do you think this would help you restructure your thoughts and change unhealthy patterns? When we begin to restructure our minds, how we think and how we respond, it opens us up to begin to embrace what God is doing in our lives. Allowing the Lord to lead the way also changes what we think of ourselves.
God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27). Psalm 139:13 says, “I knit you together in your mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:14 tells us we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” We are valuable in God’s eyes, and He is transforming us into the image of His son (2 Corinthians 3:18). We have an enemy who is the father of lies. As you restructure your mind, what lies do you believe? It is so important to be honest with the LORD in prayer and ask Him to replace those lies with His truth. We are sons and daughters of the King who gives only good things to His children.
We want to dismantle unhealthy patterns of thinking and the best place to begin this process is with scriptures. This will lay the foundation for the work ahead. Take a few minutes after you read this to begin your restructuring process. We will talk about the hows and whys over the next few weeks as well as look at ideas that help and offer freedom.
May God bless you in this process.
Speak confidentially with Nancy Secrest, licensed counselor, by contacting her at 614-410-4306 or sending her an email.