Do Many Christians Suffer from Stinkin' Thinkin'? The Answer is Yes!
If you are like most people (Christians as well) you may suffer from negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, and stinkin thinkin’.
Until we renew our minds and bring every thought captive, our mind will literally sabotage our life as well as our relationship with God.
One of the best ways to take authority over our minds is through meditation. Although many may think that meditation is just sitting quieting and emptying your mind, it is so much more than that. Meditation is a very active practice in training the mind and gaining authority over it, instead of it having authority over you. Through Christian meditation we use a scriptural anchor to rein in wandering thoughts while at the same time, hiding God’s Word in our heart.
Through the art of Christian Meditation, we surrender our whole being unto God by entering into his presence and bringing our mind and body under subjection to Christ. Through quieting the mind, meditating on God’s Word, and abiding in God’s Presence, we consecrate ourselves unto God and away from the world, it’s distractions and its worldly attachments and affections. Each time we enter into God’s Secret Place, we allow his transforming presence to change us inwardly, where we discover the deeper things of God, a world within a world, that many never dig deep enough to find.#
Ready to Try Christian Meditation?
Controlling Negative Thougths
This is the VERY first meditation I created almost 15 years ago! It has also been my best seller. It was Christian meditation integrated with scriptures that helped me personally overcome 4-years of a dark depression, when nothing else seemed to help. I am so grateful I stumbled upon this life-changing practice. After the meditation, spend a few more moments in silence. If time permits, get out your journal and record any insights or inspirations that might be bubbling up from within. For best results, meditate 1-2 times per day, preferably in morning and evening.
This meditation is about 25 minutes long. If you enjoyed it, please check out my Christian Meditation Bundle for Peace of Mind, at the end of this page. You can also listen to more samples by clicking here.
Try It Now. Listen Below to My Best Selling Christian Meditation: "Controlling Negative Thoughts"
About Controlling Negative Thoughts:
This guided meditation includes a progressive relationship as well as scriptures, to help you to understand the relationship between the mind and our walk with God. When the mind is filled with fear, negativity, and clutter, there is no room for God or his presence to enter in. In addition, our ears are dull to his voice, as it is drowned out by our inner noise and distractions.
To Prepare for the Meditation:
- Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit in a comfortable upright position. Legs can be placed on floor or crossed.
- If you have headphones available, put them on. Get relaxed and press play.
- After the meditation, please leave any comments below: How did it make you feel? What did you notice about your thoughts?
Benefits You Can Expect from Christian Meditation
- 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.
Transform Your Life by Restoring Your Peace of Mind
and Transform Your Relationship with God
“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.
You're Just a Few Thoughts Away from Peace and Joy
So many people struggle with negative thoughts. In this video I talk about the mind as both a narrator and creator that can be overwritten to create more peace and joy and manifest the life we want. Too many of us live on default and subjected to our own negative mindsets without ever questioning or challenging it. Enjoyed this video, please leave a comment below. What has been your script lately? Do you need to change it? Write one sentence affirming or rewriting an area of your life that you desire to see positive change.
Read these Additional Articles on Overcoming Negative Thoughts.
What If You Meditated for Just One-Week?
Listen to this man’s experience… “Meditating One Hour a Day is Changing My Life.”
I do not know this person, but I loved this video so much that I wanted to share it with you.
In this video, this man decides to meditate for one-hour per day for one week to see what would happen. He was struggling with some anxiety that was re-occurring more frequently and didn’t know why. He was hoping that by slowing down and meditating, he could find out why and eliminate it. Listen to his story. I hope it inspires you as well.
Start Meditating to Renew Your Mind
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, keeping 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.
Ready to Start Your New Meditation Journey?
One of the best ways to becoming a Christian meditator and start meditating is to 1) Learn more about mind and meditation, 2) Take a meditation course that will teach you how to meditate effectively. Many people believe that if they just get quiet and close their eyes, they are meditating; however, their bodies may be still, but their minds are all over the place. This is when many Christians give up and miss out on the benefits of this transformative practice. Having support and instruction from a book, course, group or coach can help to guarantee greater success. Below are a few recommended resources to get you started.
Come to a God Getaway Retreat!
Want to Deep Your Christian Meditation Practice?
Be a part of a God Getaway Retreat that will heal and transform your life. Someone that would benefit from a God Getaway is someone who feels burnt out with work, church, family, friends, or life in general. If you currently feel distant or disconnected from God and his spirit, you would certainly benefit from one of our retreats. Learn more about my God Getaway Retreats. Can’t make it to one of my retreats right now, then check out my UnPlug Personal Meditation Retreat Kit. This kit will guide you to create your own retreat at home with lessons, guided meditations, activities, and more.
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Peace of Mind Christian Meditation & Affirmations Bundle
The Peace of Mind Audio Bundle Includes 10-guided Christian meditation and affirmation downloads to help you restore your peace of mind. These include:
- Peace Meditation
- When I Open My Eyes Meditation
- Close My Eyes to Sleep Meditation
- Eliminating Stress & Toxic Emotions Meditation
- Overcoming Restlessness Meditation
- Mantra Meditation
- Faith Affirmations
- Relinquish Control
- Battle is the Lords
- Abiding in Christ
Any Questions or Comments?
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