Winning The War In Your Mind – Filters And Frames

Pastor Jason Burns

October 24, 2021

  • The life you have is often a reflection of the thoughts you think.
  • What comes into your mind comes out in your life.
  • You cannot have a positive life with a negative mind.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5  //  For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

  • Neural Pathways The more you think a thought, the easier is to think.
  • Cognitive Bias Mistake in reasoning based on personal experiences or preferences.
  • It’s not that the facts are different, it’s the filter.
  • Reframing Creating a different way of looking at a situation or relationship by changing its meaning.
  • You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control how you frame it.

Philippians 1:12-13 NWV  //  Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me really stinks. As a result of the hell I’ve been through, I’m quitting my Access Group and never going back to church.

Philippians 1:12-14 NIV  //  Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

  1. Thank God for what didn’t happen.
  2. Practice Pre-Framing.
  3. Look for God’s goodness.
  • I am not interpreting God through my circumstances. I am interpreting my circumstances through the goodness of God.