Unpressured, cattle will follow along in single file, often walking along the same path, forming well worn tracks or ruts. ‘Tracks’ form through our minds in a similar way. If we go down the same line of thinking often enough, a pathway forms and becomes a rut that gets deeper each time we use it. That is great stuff if the track is a dinki-di pathway (with true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy thoughts. Philippians 4:8). It isn’t so good if that rut is a load of bull dust.
If we have bad thinking ruts, we need to chuck a U-ie. To re-route cattle, you put up a fence. To re-route wrong thinking, find out what the Bible says about your dodgy thinking and replace the lies with God’s thinking. If you always think how you’ve always thought, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. You have to start thinking differently if you want to see different results in your life.
Will you start refusing to go down the old ruts in your mind?
Think biblically often enough and you will get some new mind ruts! It’s called “renewing your mind” (Romans 12:2). Renewing your mind is the key to changing your life. Can you see the dodgy ruts in your mind? What scripture will you use to set those paths straight? God will help you with that.
May all your mind ruts (and cattle tracks) be good ones!
…lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5b-6
Father, in my wrong thinking, I have been living by my feelings instead of by Your Word. Forgive me. Please help me find verses of scripture I can use to re-build tracks of truth in my mind. Thank You Lord, Amen.