Panic and obsession are two words that can easily describe most people. Something goes wrong and we instantly panic, break out in the cold sweats and then we obsess over it. We even obsess over something that went wrong in the past.
No matter how hard we try we can’t seem to get these things out of our mind. We even beat ourselves up with worry asking, “Why do I keep thinking about this?” Then before long fear and anxiety take over and we become consumed with the problem. Sound familiar?
If this is you today, I’m glad to tell you that there’s a remedy for this specific problem. The Bible teaches us that the greatest remedy for thoughts that are full of anxiety and worry is to begin to think about something else. That something else is Jesus. God tells us in Hebrews 3:11 to “fix your thoughts on Jesus.”
Think about that for second. Too often we are consumed with circumstances and situations we have no control over. What if we started to “fix our thoughts” on the one person who can actually transform our life—Jesus Christ? I bet that if you decided every day to make it your life’s mission to think about Jesus, the one who can transform your life, you would have less panic and obsession.
When we begin to “fix our thoughts on Jesus” the Bible promises that instead of worry and fear we will have peace. It tells us in Philippians 4:7 that “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I don’t know a single person who couldn’t use a little more peace and a little less worry.
So try it today. Begin to fix your thoughts on Jesus because he’s the only one that can truly transform your life.
Elliott is the lead pastor at Fusion Christian Church located in Temecula. He can be contacted at (951) 676-8511.