We are in the middle of our 7 Day Energy Explosion Challenge. If you haven’t joined in, you are welcome to jump in at any time~ It’s not too late!
One of the things I share in Energy Explosion is what I call the MIND Method to meditating. I thought it would be appropriate to share this tool here on the blog today. We can all get bogged down with our internal thoughts and attitudes and Romans 12:1-2 tells us that transformation begins in the mind.
The MIND method is an effective tool for changing your perspective on any particular issue you may be struggling with. Here is more about it from Energy Explosion:
The MIND Method:
Romans 12:2 teaches us that transformed living happens through renewing our minds. Here is a technique I came up with for renewing the mind.
Meditate: To meditate means to mull, ponder, or reflect. It is to review something over and over. Thinking about a passage repetitiously changes the way we perceive life and is the first step to renewing the mind.
Imagine: I like to imagine the scripture in action. I do this by starting with the verbs in the passage and I visualize the subject doing them. This brings the passage to life! I’ll give an example of this in a moment.
kNow: We will undoubtedly encounter truths that our feelings contradict. In these cases, we have to consciously choose to believe what we know, not what we feel.
Direct: The final step is to direct what you’ve been meditating on, imagining, and believing towards a specific area of your life. For this week, the specific area we are targeting is our energy levels.
Here is an example of how I would meditate using the MIND Method. I would begin by writing the scripture (in this case, II Timothy 1:7) on a card and reviewing it several times, thinking about what it means.
Then, I imagine. I know the Greek word for “spirit” in this verse is pneuma, which means “breath” or “wind.” I would imagine God infusing me with breath and liken it to when God “breathed” into Adam the breath of life. I would visualize Him giving me the breath of power, love, and clarity of thought.
Next, I would become aware of where my feelings contradict what God’s word says is true. Maybe I don’t feel strong or loved/loving. I acknowledge that my feelings are misleading and God’s Word is true. I consciously choose to believe Scripture.
Finally, I direct this truth towards regaining energy by saying to myself, “God is breathing in me the power, the mental clarity, and the self-care to increase my energy to the best possible level. He is for me! He is not giving me a spirit of fear or lethargy. He is right here helping me identify and overcome the obstacles to having good energy.”
I hope this little tool helps! For more free stuff, subscribe to Arabah.