Welcome to the Simply Convivial Audio Blog, where we learn to walk more and more in fruitfulness and faithfulness in the midst of the mundane. I’m Mystie Winckler, homeschooling mother of 5, and every day I’m staying engaged in my family duties, learning to love what must be done, and organizing my attitude – because it needs it more than my closets. I’m glad you’ve joined me for this episode on how to set your mind on things that are above.
Today’s audio blog is number 13 in my 2016 year-long series called 52 Ways to Organize Your Attitude. It’s titled Own Your Thoughts, and it was inspired by a conference session taught by Nancy Wilson, where she admonished us to set our minds – to deliberately choose our thoughts – as Scripture commands.
Organizing your attitude begins with self-control – the ability to change what you’re thinking about. You can set your mind where it should be: on truth.
Let’s dig in.
The call in Philippians to set ours minds on things above is active. It’s a conscious, purposeful sort of thing, a thing that might feel weird and awkward at first. We’re to pick up our thoughts, as it were, from the trash heap where they want to dig and dwell, and set them where they should be: on Christ, on His kingdom, on love.
If your thoughts are so conflicted and confused and chaotic that you don’t see how to direct them intentionally, you need a brain dump. My free brain dump guide will help you empty your head so that you can refill and reframe with calm clarity.