One of the principles listed in New York Times best selling author Joyce Meyer's book, You Can Begin Again, is to make up our minds to think differently.
The way we think, determines the way we live. There is a responsibility here with our minds. People have to learn and realize that where a mind goes, that's where the man goes.
Our minds prepare us for action. We can't think about somebody with unlovely thoughts and expect ourselves to treat that person right.
Our minds have to be renewed by the word of God so that we wind up thinking the way God thinks. Some may protest saying, "Well, I can't help the way I think!"
That is not true at all.
God will not tell us to do something that we cannot do. And He said in His word, what we need to think about. So if you decide that you want a different life, that you want better than what you've got, then you have to start thinking in line with what you say you want.
With your mind, you make decisions and the decisions you make dictates the rest of your life.
What Paul meant when he wrote in Colossians is for us to set our minds for what we believe God's will is, and keep it set. Make your decision and manage it by walking it out in your everyday life.
The best leaders make good decisions today, and manage those decisions well for the rest of their lives. - John Maxwell