You’ll need pen and paper. Answer yes or no to the following questions.
- It is difficult for me to turn off negative thoughts in my head.
- I frequently suffer from depression.
- My moods can shift quickly.
- I’m easily affected by situations happening around me.
- I often put myself down.
- I feel disillusioned with life at times.
- I usually have trouble falling asleep.
- I am often overcome by fear and doubt.
- I find it difficult to trust God at his Word.
- I tend to worry and have a hard time letting things go.
Tally up how many questions you answered YES to. Then read results below accordingly.
If you answered “Yes” to 1-3 questions: Although you may suffer from an occasional negative thought here and there, you’re blessed with a positive mental attitude and overall well-being. Most likely you’re able to quickly divert your mind away from those pesky thoughts that want to weigh you down. Adding Christian meditation to your daily morning routine or devotional time will just add to your arsenal to conquer destructive thoughts as well as reduce stress and help your draw closer to Christ. Having a few favorite go-to meditations will help you to maintain your peace of mind. I would recommend one of my Christian meditation discounted bundles or my upcoming Listening Library.
If you answered “Yes” to 4-7 questions: Negative thoughts and toxic emotions have a large impact on your life. Although it’s normal to experience negative self-talk occasionally, you struggle with this more than you need too. There is a direct correlation between our thoughts and moods, causing you to feel down, frustrated, or angry. Getting control over your mental chatter is the key to restoring your mental health and will help to keep your mind from sabotaging you with doubt and fear, as well as keep God’s Word from taking root in your life. I would recommend my Help Me God Change my Life Program or my upcoming 10-Week Abiding in Christian Meditation Course.
If you answered “Yes” to 8-10 questions: You may be chronically depressed. If so, you may want to consider seeking help from a trained professional if this condition is heavily impacting your life. It is possible, with the right tools to gain back your peace of mind, I did. After 4-years of chronic depression, I helped myself to recover by learning to take control of my thought life and bring every thought under God’s authority. Christian meditation played a huge role in this, as it helped me to be able to observe my thoughts and at the same time disengage from them. Although some roots of depression stem from chemical imbalances, the majority of those suffering from depression are a result of destructive self-talk that has been internalized. I would recommend my Help Me God Change My Life Program or my Upcoming 10-Week abiding in Christ Christian Meditation Course.
How Christian Meditation Can Restore Your Peace of Mind
“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.”
We are admonished by the scriptures to renew our minds by casting down every thought and imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Unfortunately, this sound a lot easier than it really is. We are bombarded daily with negative messages, circumstances, and mindsets that work against our peace of mind. We fight a daily war for our very mind and souls. Maintaining peace of mind and overcoming worry, negative thinking, and fear begins with controlling our thoughts.
Many of our false or fear-based mindsets play over and over in our heads without much notice and in many cases the thoughts we meditate on today have been around for a LONG time, maybe as far back as childhood. This often causes us to react to situations without really contemplating our actions. When we do, we’re acting out on our familiar mental and behavioral patterns. I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “Well that’s just the way I am.” What they may not understand is that, this is just the way they are choosing to be by holding onto old patterns of thinking. The good news is that we can decide to renew our minds at any time. I didn’t say it was easy, but acknowledging our stinkin’ thinking is the first step in recovery.
Starting today, you can choose thoughts that align with God’s Word and that will promote more peace, joy, contentment and faith in your life. This comes from MEDITATING on the Messiah and His Word. He tells us that whatsoever things are true, lovely, and of a good report, think (meditate) on these things. God also said, “I will keep thee in perfect peace whose mind is stayed (focused) on me. That’s what meditating is really all about, keep our mind and heart focused on the Messiah and His Word. By hiding God’s Word in our heart, we can walk in peace, faith, and purity.
A daily practice of meditating on God’s Word in stillness and silence is a POWERFUL combination. When our minds our quiet, receptive, and we are relaxed, we are much more open to accepting and embracing new ideas. And don’t worry about all the fear mongers and skeptics that say meditating is not of God. We’re meditating ALL DAY LONG, but often on the wrong things! Biblical meditation helps us get our minds and our bodies where they should be – meditating on God’s Word and ABIDING in his presence. Jesus said, “If you abide in me and my Word abides in you, ask for what you want and it will be given to you.”
Like I said, this is a powerful combination for transformation and renewing of the mind. Through Biblical meditation we can learn to quiet our minds and replace habitual negative and worrisome thoughts with God’s Word.
Why It Works?
As we enter into a state of mental and physical relaxation, we become much more aware of our inner chatter. This gives us an opportunity to notice the content of our mind and the quality of our thoughts. Are our thoughts filled predominately with faith, joy, and peace or the opposite, negativity, worry, and fear? Through Christian meditation, you can begin release destructive thoughts and completely eliminate or replace with God’s Word or affirmative messages of faith. With consistent practice, you’ll find that without much additional effort, you’ll begin to experience more gratitude, contentment, and overall well-being.
Overcoming Negative Thoughts by Renewing the Mind
Christian meditation is one of the BEST tools available if you want to renew your mind or maintain peace of mind. The Bible says that we wrestle not against and blood but against principalities, powers, and spiritual wickedness in high places. Satan is in an all-out battle for our minds. This is why the scriptures tell us to bring EVERY thought under the obedience of Christ. Therefore the greatest hindrance to our Christian walk is the condition of our mind. Are we meditating on God and his principles of faith, love, and hope or the complete opposite, fear, doubt, and unbelief? The Bibles says that whatsoever a man thinks in his heart, so is he and a good man who thinks good thoughts, brings forth manifest he meditates on. Contrary to how some believe, everyone is meditating ALL DAY LONG... the key is to focus your mind on more of what you want and less of what you don't want.
If you aren’t controlling your very thoughts, then they are controlling you. In addition, most people usually don’t make the connection between their thoughts and emotions. They don’t realize that it is generally one pesky thought that puts them in a major funk. However, by learning to observe our thoughts, we can learn to control them. This is why Christian meditation is so valuable, because this is EXACTLY what it will help you to do. Once you become a keen observer of the record playing in your head, you can either change or eliminate that thinking altogether. Using scriptures to drown out negative thinking is very powerful. In fact, once I became aware of my stinkin' thinking, I used this message to help me overcome years of chronic depress. See my testimony on the About Author page. Christian meditation helps you to become more proactive than reactive which is why it is known for helping people overcome addictions, anger, and other toxic habits or emotions. It allows you to take your power back instead of being swayed to and fro with every thought that pops or unction in your head.
So if your goal is to renew your mind or restore your peace of mind, I would recommend my step by stepChristian meditation course that will teach you all the basics, scripture, breathing, and passages for meditation. These are generally silence meditations where you just observe and let go. You might observe your mind, your body’s sensations, noises, etc. These types of meditations teach you first how to observe and then secondly how to detach from thoughts or feelings that aren’t from the Lord or enhancing the quality of your life.
In addition to a course, I would also recommend guided Christian meditations that focus on peace of mind, negative thoughts, releasing the past, or even some Christian affirmations on topics that you might be battling with. You can play these in the background throughout the day.
Enjoy a Few Moments of Controlling Negative Thoughts Christian Meditation
- Sit Back!
- Get Comfortable
- Close Your Eyes!
Biblical Meditation Works to Restore Peace of Mind By Helping Us To:
- Become an observer of our minds.
- Learn to take authority over our thought life.
- Reduce internal and external distractions.
- Overcome compulsive thinking that leads to compulsive behaviors.
- Win the battle over our mind.
- Squash every thought that exalts itself against God’s Word.
- Stop striving and trust God.
- Break the cycle of urgency and busyness.
- Get our attention back on God.
- Hide God’s Word in our heart.
- Gain greater discipline.
- Learn to live in the present moment.
What Makes My Christian Meditations and Affirmations Different From Other Guided Meditations or Courses?
- Soft and relaxing background music.
- A unique focus on the Scriptures with the ultimate purpose of helping believers draw closer the the Messiah.
- Meditations and Affirmations specifically created for believers.
- Contains a guided progress relaxation to melt away stress as you dwell in the Most High's Presence.
- An emphasis on inner healing that allows believers to surrender and cast ALL their hurts, cares, and burdens on our Savior.
- Believers never have to worry about whether they're compromising their faith.
- Over 10 years of experience creating Biblical meditations and similar products that have changed the lives of tens of thousands of users.