John Piper on An Amazing (Unused?) Means of Change

Last night I was reading old Taste and See articles by John Piper. I came across one called,”An Amazing (Unused?) Means of Change,” and I was stuck by how fresh it read for being from 1993. Here a few quotations from it:

What you set your mind on determines whether the issue is life or death.

One of the most remarkable capacities of the human mind is the capacity to direct its own attention to something it chooses. We can pause and say to our minds, “Think about this, and not that.” We can focus our attention on an idea or a picture or a problem or a hope….Humans have the amazing ability to think about thinking and to choose an object of thought to dwell on. This is a gift from God, part of his image in us. And it is an immensely powerful means of our becoming what we ought to be. Have you been neglecting this great weapon in the arsenal of your war against sin? The Bible calls us again and again to use this remarkable gift. Let’s take it out and shine it up and put it to use.

Our emotions are governed in large measure by what we considerwhat we dwell on with our minds.

Read the whole article here.

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