I just completed a three-day vegan detox. I chose this detox because I wanted to renew my body and eat food at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed the detox. I believe my body appreciates my decision. Presently, I can not see how my body has changed, but I am confident that it’s happening on the inside.
While having a quiet vegan smoothie, I pondered about the need for a mental detox.
In Romans, chapter twelve, verse two, Paul writes “Do not be conformed any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” This is his plea to us for a mental detox. The world has conditioned our thoughts. We have accepted thoughts that are not aligned to God’s will for our lives. We have stinking thinking. If we are to live the life that Jesus died to give us, then we must rid our minds of toxic, unfruitful, and hazardous thoughts.
If we want thoughts that are just, pure, praiseworthy, and of good report, then we must do the work.
- Make the decision. God wants us to have a renewed mind. That’s why Paul urges us to renew it. However, God will not make the decision for us. The decision is ours.
- Replace the old with good. The bad thoughts that we have already accepted need to be replaced. We do this by finding the truth in God’s word and meditating on it until the old thoughts are deleted from our mental hard drive. It will take some time, but it will happen!
- Live through your new mind. Now that we are detoxing our mind, we can begin to live through our new mind. The old life was the result of the old mind. The new mind will create a new life. The abundant life that Jesus promised us will only manifest through a renewed mind.
People say, “You are what you eat.” Scripture tells us “as a man thinks, so is he.” Both stress the importance of eating and thinking right. It’s with a detoxed body and mind, that I encourage you take control of your life by taking control of your thoughts.