Yes, that’s right. I called this a journey. These changes do not happen overnight. They take time. Remember that the very first step to removing excess from your life is deciding you’re tired of the excess, and you want better for yourself.
Romans 8:5-6 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Further Reading:Psalm 37:1-40
We will define “toxic thoughts” as any thought that does not bring glory to God – any thought that does not line up with His heart.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Luke 12:15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Luke 16:19-31 and Matthew 19:16-30
We live in a materialistic society. We are driven to obtain more and more. We work hard, long hours to acquire more and to maintain all the things we already own.
Now that I have given a Biblical foundation for this series, I would like to outline in greater detail the goals of this series, let you know what I am not trying to say, and give you some further reading.