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September 7, 1993

God Is My CEO: The Surrendered Mind

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I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. PSALM 143:5
If God really is CEO of our lives, with the directional authority and the right to disrupt our routines, then He is also in charge of our thinking. We must have surrendered minds. It is not enough just to do the right thing; we must be the right things. This requires more than a passing action or quick regard for something. To be fully surrendered in mind means we are committed to the complete and total renewal of our minds. You cannot halfway renew something—it’s either renewed or it’s not.
So how can you renew your mind?
First, we must learn to think His thoughts. Thankfully, He has given us a book full of them. Do you love His Word? Not the ink on the paper—that is just a book. Do you love the Spirit, the Person Who embodied those words? You must develop a passion for Scripture. It will change who you are and how you think.
Second, we must remember what He has done. Do you keep a journal? It is the best way to keep track of God’s hand in your life. We are all busy, but this is one investment of time that will pay dividends to you and your children and their children. Your words do not have to be formal or eloquent. Just capture briefly what He is doing—prayers answered, changes He has brought about in you and others, situations He has altered.
Third, we must consider Him. We need to give time and mental space to Him. The brain is basically a muscle, and we are either teaching it good habits or bad habits. Of course, God can supernaturally restore any damage or years of bad thinking. But there will always be habit and thought patterns that need to be rerouted. Fixing your thoughts upon Him is the best way to do this. Consider Who He is and what He has done. You will be amazed by Him and the effect He has upon you.
If you have answered His call, then you have a new CEO. It is time to get to know the leadership a little better.

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