Daily Delight

Thursday, July 21, 2016

There is a sign that is commonly seen on apartment doors where I'm from. "No junk mail please." We can't control the coupons and advertisements that the mailman brings to our homes but we can have control over what he puts through the door. A simple sign is enough to stop annoying stuff from entering the apartment.

Can I tell you why I’m talking about a no junk mail sign? It’s because I think some of us could use one of these signs for our minds.

It's the same with our minds. I can't necessarily control what comes in front of my eyes, what someone says near me, or what I happen to read at any given moment. I can, however, choose whether I let what I see and hear seep into my mind and affect my disposition and life.

At all times I have the option to say "Goodbye. Not today. I will not let you come in". What if we wrote some signs in our minds to help us take each thought captive? Cause that’s what I’m getting at. Taking our thoughts captive and being in charge of our responses.

Will you join me today in putting some signs up?

Whether that means you actually write something down or put it on your phone lock screen or on your front door or steering wheel or wherever you find your eyes most often. Write something that says "no junk mail please". In addition, ask the Lord to put up some boundary lines in your mind. I believe He will if you ask Him to.

Whatever it is that you need to do, will you do it?

Submit your thoughts to the Lord, your mind to the Lord, your thoughts processes to the Lord, the things that resonate all day in your mind to the Lord. Submit it to Him and then choose to faithfully not let the bad thoughts in. Trust that He will help you.

I believe we have a lot more available to us from the Lord and I really believe that today He saying to you and to me that if we want to get some stuff out of our mind we can! In Jesus Name we can!

Let's do it. 

{photo: @byhannahrose}

About the Author

Nadine Schroeder≫ ≫Nadine is a noticer of the many small beauties in the everyday and seeks to be a relentless cheerleader of others. She believes strongly that the Gospel is applicable everyday and that the good life is now. She can be found with a black coffee in hand, eyes watching the ever changing colour of the sky, with a new idea about to be shared on Instagram (@nadinewouldsay) or on her blog http://nadinewoudlsay.com . She lives on the west coast of Canada but while hanging out with us she’ll be moving cross country to Montreal.


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