Mind and Emotions

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In this Insight for Living video clip, Chuck Swindoll, author, radio broadcaster and Senior Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX, helps us to take hold of our mind and emotions by focusing on the good things of God.

Chuck tells us that we can take hold of our mind and emotions by focusing on what is true and honorable and right. Avoid the temptation to focus on complaints or criticism, and set your mind toward Christ.

Do you have tendencies toward complaining, insulting, or gossiping? When do these things typically come out? How can you prepare yourself to focus on the good when temptation hits you?
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When in your past have you found it easy to stay focused on the good? What caused that mindset? Was it your quiet time, your community, a mission trip, or a sermon series? How can you replicate that time now?
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Read Philippians 4:8–9. Write some things that God has placed in your life that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, good, excellent, and praiseworthy.
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If you'd like to learn more about taking your thoughts captive, our friends at Insight for Living recommend Chuck Swindoll's messages in the CD set titled Gaining Control of Your Mind. To view that resource, click here.