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Managing the Mind

Updated on March 16, 2019

Pastor Dr. Carlotta

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The mind has no horizon; it looks beyond the eye, and seeks for mind in all it sees, or all it sees o' erruling. "Shakespeare"

The great business of a man is to improve his mind; all other projects and pursuits, whether in our power to compass or not, are only amusements. (Pliny)

The principal of mind management states that, "our mind is one of the most important assets we have and needs wise, close and constant care." It is in our mind that all things start. Our mind is the womb of great ideas. It is where success or failure is born and nurtured. In our mind, battles are fought, lost or won. Our minds are the home of great ideas, achievements, dreams, aspirations and visions.

Since our minds are such an important part of our well-being, proper care and nurturing is vital. The people who practice the principal of mind management believe that we must monitor what we think! All the information we feed into our minds through the five senses affects our way of thinking and reasoning, so it is important to monitor what goes into our minds.

We become what we think. Proverbs 23:7 We should test what we think with the Word of God, our values and standards. We should take full responsibility for the things we think and act on (Ph. 4:8). The more we use our minds, the more active and productive they become. Most people seldom use more than ten percent of their brains's capacity. We should utilize our minds to their fullest potential.

Constant renewal of the mind brings about a spiritual transformation which enchances growth both in spirit and soul. We should expand our minds by feeding them new things of importance. Reading the right books and exchanging ideas with wise people is important. A human being has a three-dimensional nature: Spirit - which deals with the spiritual realm. Soul - which deals with the mental realm. Body - which deals with physical realm.

Two mind is housed in the brain, the mind, which is our soul, has the ability to think, understand, make decisions, perceive, feel, and exercise the will. This is where our emotions and action our determined. The Bible makes it clear to us that there are two types of minds existing in this world, the unregenerate mind, which is the mind of a secular person or unbeliever, and the believer's mind.

The unregenerate mind: is darkness (Eph.4:17-18); is blinded (2Co. 4:4); is depraved (1Ti. 6:5); is defiled (Ti. 1:15); is dead (Rom. 8:6-7) In general, the mind of a secular person is spiritually dead, unable to function towards the true God because it is shielded from the truth and filed with misinformation about God and His Kingdom.

The regenerated mind, is the mind of Christ. (1Co.2:16). Is a sound mind (Rom. 12:2). To transform means to change. God wants our minds transformed into His will, not conformed to the mold of the world. Christians should not think and act like worldly people. To transform our minds, we need to fill it with God's Word. God's Word will take the place of uncontrollable thoughts, impure mental pictures, confused ideas, wandering thoughts and double-mindedness.

The mind of a Christian is a peaceful mind (Ph. 4:6-7; Rom. 8:6; Ish. 26:3) A motivated mind (Ph. 3:14); A renewed mind (Rom. 12:2); A willing mind (Ch. 28:9); A right mind (Lk. 8:35); An obedient mind (He. 8:10). Unfortunately, not all believers have this kind of mind, but it is possible to have our mind illuminated by the spiritual truth found in the Word of God. We must stop being a schizophrenic Christian who hops here and there aimlessly!

God can give us exceptional wisdom and understanding and breadth of mind to help us accomplish His work here on earth. God is capable of illuminating our mind the way He did Solomon's. Do not limit God's power. If our minds are damaged, pray for healing an restoration of a perfect mind. We can ask God's Spirit to heal us of hurtful memories and cause us to forget those painful experiences of our past.

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      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Tala, thank you for stopping by and commenting. God Bless YOU! You will be in my prayers...

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      Tala 

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much for this piece, i was going thru a mind battling challenge right now and thank God for His Spirit coz he lead me to this hub.... keep on doing what you are doing... great will be your reward..

      God bless

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      9 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      SwiftlyClean, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate you! Blessigs!!!

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      SwiftlyClean 

      9 years ago from Texas

      If I have all that the world have to offer and have not God,Than my life is wasted.To put on the mind of Christ is a transformation.

      Truly a life of Peace!

      Great Hub!

      God is all within all!That is what gives us a mind of Peace.

      Gods Blessing to you!

      Sharon Smith

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      9 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you stars439, YOUR GREAT!

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      stars439 

      9 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great Hub. Will read repeatedly. God Bless You

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Hello RevLady!!! Thank you for stopping by my friend!!!! It's always a blessing to hear from you!!!!

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      RevLady 

      10 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      drpastorcarlotta, As you highlighted, "Constant renewal of the mind brings about a spiritual transformation which enchances growth both in spirit and soul." What a compelling truth.

      What can inspire more tranquility of mind and soul than the realization that peace and self-fulfillment is not dependent on anything external. Nothing in the outer world can produce the peace of mind and happiness that surpasses all human understanding. God’s peace has no relationship to the state of our affairs. "He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul (mind)." Psalms 23:2-3a.

      Blessings, love and hugs

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you maggs224 for your comment. I alwyas try to make my Hubs understandable to all. Blessings and much love!

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      maggs224 

      10 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A very well written hub that is easy to follow with well chosen examples, I enjoyed reading it very much.

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you Artin2010 for your comment!! Blessings to you always! I appreciate your comment.

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      Art Wartenbe 

      10 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      This is a very inspiring message you've written. It appears that all your hubs are really informative in wisdom and understanding self and others. Thanks for the read!

      I look forward to reading more.

      Prayers n Blessings to you today.

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      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you lela for your comment. You have the right to "your" opinion. I am a proud to be Christian that followers JESUS CHRIST!!! Nothing will change my FAITH!!!! AMEN!!!! Blessings!!!

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      lela 

      10 years ago

      When people go through grief, they go backwards and do wrongful things. We are human and not God. When we come from certain homes, we go wrong. What you say is all relevant to a person from a well educated and/or religiously educated home with no circumstances of grieving. It's important to learn other humanity subjects to also comprehend religion and to be flexible. I watched on TV where kids were preachers by their parents teaching them, and any disobeying means a smack. Hey, we can have a relationship without smacking, and if the odd occasion did occur, we should feel bad about it. They protested against homosexuals. Really their knowledge was very outdated. And lastly one family went out to venues to get them to stop doing stuff, with a kid, who got bad looks, and one time, the father taught him to fight an owner of the land, private property and brought police in. Religious people are flexible to give than be an authority over, to prevent fights, and that means they are flexible to laws too. So, if you tell others you are vegetarian and it is xmas but you are given only meat, and say you don't believe in xmas, hey, than start a family war, go to the do, and eat the meat, just once a year. Don't start a fight because you don't do this. Have a pleasant time for the kids. And that's why I question Jehovah Witness and Christianity. It lacks that aspect.

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I loved your rambling! lol, lol, lol, Hey, don't forget Charles Manson!!!!lol, lol, Thank you for your comment! Much love to you!!!

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      mikeq107 

      10 years ago

      Well History records...Hitler...just one man affected millions with his mind...Gandi drove an Empire out without firing a shot...seven times a failure Abe Lincon became Pres...And ended slavery....Nelson Mandela ended a partied... William Wallace united Scotland...Stonewall Jackson,s name struck fear into the Yankee`s…….One man wrote “The Shack” …….Mother Theresa moved through out this earth with out a passport and touched 1000`s…..Arthur Blesset Carreid a cross to all the forbidden places of the earth …..

      All of the above used their minds and made a difference for good and sadly evil….

      As you well know :0) A mind led by the spirit explodes with more power than a nuclear bomb…Ok rambling on LOL….Great Hub….Have a good one!!!!!

      In Him Mike:0)

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      You made my heart smile, thank you for your pray my friend!!! May God bless you and keep you always, which He will!! Luv Luv

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      ftgfmom 

      10 years ago

      Lord, I pray that you continue to bless this hub and pastor carlotta. This hub is so true, my mind was a complete wreck and I understand the importance of monitoring our thoughts. Thank you for your love of Christ and sharing what God's done in your life.

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you for your comment Lady Guinevere. Blessings!!!

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      Debra Allen 

      10 years ago from West By God

      God's love is for all and his truth is for all but like a diamond there are many facets. Those who are "labelled" unbeleivers have no choice to be in the love of christ and god. We were all made in their image and are part of hm/her. Jesus never has separated the two when he talked to the multitudes.

      Love to all here and everywhere!

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Dr. Rob, I am so sorry for just now getting to your comment. Thank you so much for commenting on my Hub. Luv Luv I appreciate you.

    • drpastorcarlotta profile imageAUTHOR

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      11 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you for your Godly comments! You are truly an inspiration to me as well! God Bless you!!!

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      einron 

      11 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Great hub.

      "It is possible to have our mind illuminated by the spiritual truth found in the Word of God. We must stop being a schizophrenic Christian who hops here and there aimlessly".

      What you said is so true. May God continue to lead you to all truth.

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      Dr. Rob 

      11 years ago

      WOW! What a great Hub! You know that commerical, "A mind is a terrible thing to wastes!! lol. This is so true. We do become what we think! Renew your mind through God's Word!!!!

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