As these quotes on train of thought demonstrate, keeping our minds on the right track is a common challenge. It is hard work that needs patience and persistence. Read my introductory post here.
I heard the story of a girl who used a signal to alert herself to an oncoming train. Whenever her mind started to chug down the wrong track, she would announce, “woo-woo!” It was just the mental disruption she needed and added some humor to the process. What could you use as your mental disrupter the next time your mind wants to board an unhelpful train of thought?
*John Ortberg wrote a wonderful book, Soul Keeping. While working on our thoughts is important, our soul is our connection to God, where in our true strength lies. Find out more about this profoundly encouraging book here.
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’Matthew 22:37