you are what you think

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Phil 4:8

You’ve probably heard the quote: “You are what you think.” It’s been attributed to so many people over the years that no one really knows who first said it. The amazing thing is that it’s not just a motivational saying, it’s truth.

God’s word often holds hands with science.

In fact, science is finally catching up to God’s word. In her excellent book, Switch On Your Brain, Dr. Caroline Leaf explains (and shows) how our brain is positively or negatively affected by thinking. God created us to be ever-changing beings and because of neuroplasticity, we can literally change the structure of our brains.

Negative thinking harms us. The apostle Paul had it right when he directed us towards positivity. We are to fix our thoughts on Jesus, to learn from him and live like him.

This is excellent and praiseworthy indeed!

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Hello new friend, thanks for stopping by my blog! Eleven years ago I left my hometown and job in Christian ministry and ran away to live on an island in the southeast. I followed God on a crazy adventure and want to share what I've learned with you. I'm the author of Made for More: Mobilizing Your Faith for Everyday Mission. I hope you like what you read and are inspired to walk with Jesus on your own adventure.

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