Transform your mind and lift it from the dirt
Are you playing a game and as far as you are concerned I will do what ever I want and I will simply be not too bad, or maybe I can do some of the things that are wrong. Cheat the Government Tax Department. Cheat people I work for. Be a boozer drink a lot of wine, beer, alcohol. Smoke and smoke.
This stuff about thinking about these God Traits such as Pure, Peaceable, Gentle, Kind, Mercy, Open to Reason, Goodness, Compassion, Cares about you, No uncertainty, no insincerity, Kindness and the list can go on. Is not for me.
My stance has always been there is a need to think about life as a whole. You are born, you live your life, then you die. What about me when I die? I don’t care.
You can think like that and let what happens, happens.
Is that smart?
Think about what Jesus Christ had to say about Pharisees Synagogues where Jesus said you keep the outside of the cup clean but inside is all the dirt or you can say you look cool in appearance, clothes etc but inside of you as a person is full of dead bones, rotten, dirty, stained.
Think about your thinking, mind and what do you do.
Jesus said what comes out of a persons mind is:
Mark 7 NIV
Romans 12:2New International Version (NIV)
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
So there we have it to lift your mind out of the dirt you need to transform your mind and that means you need to work on it because your mind and thinking will not change, transform without effort.
That means the lazy person will take the easy road that leads to destruction.
Matthew 7:13-14New International Version (NIV)
The Narrow and Wide Gates
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
There is no easy way to transform your mind so go also to
I am a servant of the living God and I hope you listen.
If you read Revelation of your Bible chapter 2, 3 it tells you a person who has ears let him hear what I have to say. If you conquer you will transform your mind.
Best wishes for your future
I am a friend a Deepwater Man, NSW Australia
Have a think about what is written below. Maybe some sort of exercises to help you to transform your thinking
Think about this some of the problems people have
Anger: Strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism , excited by real or supposed injury or insult to one ‘ self or others , or by the intent to do such injury.
Arrogance: Making undue claims in an overbearing manner; that species of pride which consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or importance of the person to an undue degree; proud contempt of others; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption.
Bragging: exhibiting self-importance, boastful talk.
Cowardice: Lack of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.
Disloyalty: Lack of loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.
Doubt: Lack of Trust and confidence. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.
Envy: A feeling of discontent and resentment aroused by and in conjunction with desire for the possessions or qualities of another.
Greed: An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth.
Injustice: The practice of being unjust or unfair.
Impatience: The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion
Jealousy: The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases nearly affecting one’s happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
Recklessness: Wild carelessness and disregard for consequences. Insufficient consideration.
Sloth: Aversion to work or exertion; laziness; indolence.
Untrustworthiness: The trait of not deserving trust or confidence
Vanity: Inflated pride in oneself or one’s appearance.
Weakness: The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness.
Wrath: Forceful, often vindictive anger
Wow! This could be you or me
How about this light heated
This list above is to help you to train yourself to get away vices that can destroy you as a person.
Most of us a stuck with some vices and Jesus talks about people who will not get into the Kingdom of God because of their vices
To complete the picture look at the list of good virtues from the same source and thinking about them can help you.
Life presents us, at every moment, opportunities to practice Virtues, or virtuous behavior. How you choose to act (or respond to what life presents to you) is a measure of your Virtues. Like any musical instrument, or building strength by lifting weights, the more you practice, the better you become. It takes a lot of practice to master anything, and the Virtues are no exception. At every moment, you are either practicing Virtues or Vices, making them stronger in your life. Which will you choose today?
Here are suggestions for practicing the Virtues more consciously:
- Circle the Virtues you want to practice during the coming year, and post them visibly so you can be reminded of them every day.
- Create a set of “Virtue Cards” and pick one each day to practice.
- Review the list of Vices, recognize which ones you have been practicing in your life, and practice the opposite Virtue for one full week.
- Look up in a dictionary any words that are unfamiliar, or which you can’t define, including their derivation, usage, and examples.
- Meditate on one Virtue each day.
I wish you well on your journey to a more virtuous life, leading to your own state of eudaimonia.
Download the Complete List now (.pdf): The Master List of Virtues and Vices
Sample from The Complete List:
A virtue is a habit or quality that allows the bearer to succeed at his/her/its purpose. The virtue of a knife, for example, is sharpness; among the virtues of a racehorse is speed. Thus to identify the virtues for human beings, one must have an account of what the human purpose is.
This document is a list of virtues compiled from many sources. Feel free to edit and add to this compilation. Send corrections and additions to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider this a community resource. Share it freely, modify it freely. See the Creative Commons License information on the last page.
Eudaimonia is a Greek word variously translated from Greek as a state of well-being, happiness, and blessedness. In the context of virtue ethics, it means human flourishing. Eudaimonia in this sense is an objective state of affairs, not a subjective internal state. It characterizes the well-lived life, irrespective of the emotional state of the person experiencing it.
According to Aristotle, eudaimonia is the proper goal of human life. It consists of exercising the characteristic human quality – reason – as the soul’s most proper and nourishing activity. Aristotle, like Plato before him, argued that the pursuit of eudaimonia was an activity that could only properly be exercised in the characteristic human community—the polis or city-state (we would call it our community). For the virtue theorist, eudaimonia describes that state achieved by the person who lives the proper human life, an outcome that can be reached by practicing the virtues.
The Master List of Virtues
- acting on convictions
- aging gracefully
- anger at injustice
- appreciation of beauty
- appreciation of
- appropriate knowledge
- appropriate conduct
- being true to oneself
- capacity to love
- capacity to be loved
- critical thinking
I know you are saying this stuff is sick and I need not to change
That is correct you can do what ever you like, that is your right.
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