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This is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself: who is the center of your life? It is a question that can only be answered by the individual. For me, the center of my life is God. I depend on him for direction, peace, joy, happiness, and just about everything that sustains my life. That’s why he is the center of my life.

Who do you depend on for life support in time of great need, to sustain you and provide hope, and to lift your spirit in crucial moments? Everyone must answer this question with honesty. Think on this subject before you answer.

Many of our thoughts are automatic. We don’t intentionally think about them and we might even rather not think about them. They can be positive or negative. But they jump into our consciousness without any planning or conscious prompting. Our thoughts often carry a specific message.

Giving God control of your thoughts is important to ensure your compass is pointed in the right direction because many of our thoughts are more than just thoughts. They are rigid beliefs, things we believe to be absolute truth. Often, they are negative. Often, they are untrue. Yet we believe them to be the absolute truth.

Warning! We should not be hostage to our rigid thoughts. Rigid beliefs can be a form of self-imprisonment. Your mind uses your rigid beliefs to put you under a kind of house arrest. You may think they are helping you, but the truth is they exclude you from discovering the truth, and truth is the most important thing that can benefit you in life.

So, who is the center of your life? Our goal should be controlled by a higher power than self. God can be that higher power in your life. We should want to set our minds on what God wants and make sure we get it right. Have you tried finding your favorite station on the radio? Notice when you try tuning in to the right station how it can go too far one way or the other and you can miss the station. It is the same with our mind. We must make sure we have it set just right on what is good and positive. So Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Chaplain Ghosten