You read the title to this post and I’m fairly certain you thought “mind juice? What on earth is that?” I remember hearing this term used a few years ago on a podcast I was listening to and it both intrigued and resonated with me.
Mind juice is simply your thoughts – especially thoughts that might play over and over again in your head. I like to think about what are our thoughts marinating in? Are they useful thoughts? Are they kind thoughts? Are they helpful thoughts?
I used to not really pay too much attention to my thoughts – that might sound kind of weird. I guess I just subscribed to the belief that our thoughts are just super random and all over the place. Over the last decade I’ve been doing some deep work on myself as I’ve poured myself into scriptures, spent lots of time on my knees in prayer, hired therapists and life coaches, taken courses on emotional healing and nutrition, enrolled in various programs and read dozens and dozens of books mostly centered around personal development.
There are many scriptures that talk about the renewing of the mind. Romans 12:2, Romans 11:34, and Ephesians 4:23 just to name a few scriptures. I had a strong desire to be more in control and aware of my thinking, especially because I felt like God was telling me that I needed to be a good steward of my thoughts.
The more I studied I learned how our thoughts generate the results that we get in life. This was a huge aha for me and I dug in to learn all the things to “clean up” my thinking, so to speak. I struggled with a lot of self-depricating thoughts and limiting beliefs that were not serving me.
I learned that our thoughts affect our emotions/feelings and that our feelings are the driver in our life and that our feelings are what drive us to take action or inaction. Our actions are what generate the results that we get in life. So basically, your thoughts generate your results. So if you want better results, like I did, I needed to work on harnessing my thoughts and spending my mind juice on more useful and productive things.
We can’t treat our brains like it’s a dumping ground. Our brains are our greatest asset and we need to guard what we allow to ourselves to think about.
In Philippians 4:8 it reads: “…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” There’s some great guidelines to keep our mind juice in check.
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