For someone who doesn’t wear much makeup, I watch a lot of makeup tutorials on YouTube. I’m fascinated how a person can transform her face with just a few simple liquids and powders. From curling their eyelashes to contouring their cheek bones, beauty gurus on the internet have the amazing ability to make themselves and others look like completely different people. I think makeup should accentuate my natural beauty rather than completely change my face. However, when it comes to my mind, I need a complete makeover. Our new minds in Christ should look nothing like they used to. In this blogging series, I’m going to carry you along on my journey of giving my mind a drastic makeover.
Recently, my aunt and uncle gave me a book by “America’s favorite finance coach,” Dave Ramsey, called The Total Money Makeover. The book talks about being wise with money and getting out of debt and into wealth. In order to accomplish this, Ramsey gives a list of “baby steps” to reach the goal of being debt-free and wealthy. While I’m only 16 and have few expenses and no debt, I benefited greatly from this concept of taking baby steps to reach a desired goal.
Throughout 2016, I struggled and fought to get my mindset and my lifestyle back on the right track. I struggle with laziness and procrastination to the highest extent. This put me at odds with myself and my parents. The amount of time that I wasted makes me cringe. I didn’t get the work done I was supposed to for high school because it was all I could do to submit my college homework on time for my dual-enrollment classes. I was (and am) sick and tired of being stressed and feeling drained and wasted, simply because of my laziness.
Christmas break has really put some things into perspective for me. If I want to change my lifestyle (which I do!) I must change my mindset, one baby step at a time. I have simply decided to just do what needs to be done. I’ve tried this before, and I know it will be hard. This time I WILL NOT GIVE UP. I am determined to be determined.
God desires the utmost holiness from his children. Wasting time, neglecting my health, pushing aside my blog, ignoring my messy room, and refusing to practice music and dance is absolutely NOT the most I can give the Lord. He gave me His Son even though I don’t deserve it. The least I can do is give Him my life.
Decide today that you are going to change your mindset, and, in turn, your lifestyle. Then join me every few days as I post about learning how to think differently in order to live differently. I would love it if you would share in the comments or via email how God is working to change your mindset!