I think much of what I write is my wish list. It isn’t necessarily what is best for me. I have found this verse I rely on to try to keep thinking straight:
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,i and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ
The New International Version. (2011). (2 Co 10:5). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
One of the tools I’ve learned in DBT is to be mindful. My tapes run on a track that plays through…some days it’s brutal. Fortunately, not all the time. So…to me being mindful is taking a thought and evaluate it. How I try to evaluate it is according to the following verse:
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
The New International Version. (2011). (Ro 12:3). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
The phrase ‘sober judgment’ is always what I’m meditating on when I take a thought captive. Sober judgment. Neither more highly or lowly than I ought.
I think if I stay on that course, I’m more likely to view things more properly.
And I still have not gone to church.