Pondering mental health

Your mental health is influenced by the thoughts you think. Improving the quality of your daily thinking will improve your mental health.

There are thoughts that are troubling to think, and scenes that are stressful to see. Mental health requires monitoring your mind. Much of our emotional pain is self-produced and comes from the mismanagement of our mind and from harmful thought patterns.

Mental health isn’t magic. It’s developed and maintained by continually improving the contents in your mind.

Your thinking has a bigger impact on your feelings than your circumstances do. Things seem better when your thinking is brighter.

If you won’t work to control, care for, and corral your thinking, you may find yourself being like a rancher who carelessly neglects his cattle. For wilderness survival you have to know what’s dangerous to eat; for mental health, what’s dangerous to allow in your mind. Promoting and watching fear and horror probably isn’t good for your mental health.

If you protect your computer and phone, why not also protect your mind from harmful downloads? Reject seductive media! An wide-open mind is dangerous. Open your mind to the good and wholesome, but close it to the unkind, discouraging, and profane.

Your mental health care begins with you. Daily monitor, care for, and improve your thoughts. What you are (deep down inside) is much more important that what you own or how you look. Integrity is the greatest wealth.

Your desires are not definitive of who you are, or determinant of your destiny, until you begin to obey them. Resist ungodly ones. When you continually identify yourself by God’s desires for you and not by your own desires, the fruit of the Holy Spirit will manifest in you. When our desires determine our ethics, right is soon replaced with wrong and often we no longer hear our conscience correcting us.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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