You got to change the way you think if you want the freedom and life that God wants give to you. This was my message to the inmates in my substance abuse recovery class at the Allen County Jail last night.
Norman Vincent Peale wrote "Change your thoughts and you change your world".
This is also a major theme in the Bible. This is what the scripture says "In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." John was telling people that they had to go in a whole new direction in their thought life if they wanted the blessing of the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 3:1-3)
This was also the message of Jesus. The Bible tells us in Matthew 4:17 "From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near". Jesus is saying that a change in your thought life is possible and is absolutely required if you to become a part of God's family and kingdom.