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“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God” Romans 12:2 NIV.

Author and creator of the cartoon series Dilbert, Scott Adams, published a great little book called Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America. According to some of the marketing copy, the book shows you “how to think like a psychologist, artist, historian, engineer, leader, scientist and entrepreneur.” Well, I’m in.

His premise is that life could be better for all of us if we were able to rid ourselves of those sneaky mental habits trapping victims [us] in their own bubbles of reality. We all have sneaky mental habits that keep us from being all we want to be. I have more than my fair share, but that sounds whiny, even when I type it. Truth is, most of us are thinking like losers, or at least as a lot less than God says we are. What are we missing out on that God wants us to be, do, or have?

The first line of singer Lauren Daigle’s hit song ”You Say” sums it up as she croons. “I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough.” That’s probably not a demon in her head, but a sneaky mental habit she hasn’t yet overcome. We all have voices in our heads. Sometimes they’re nice, but most of the time they’re far from encouraging. That incessant chatter can be our inner cheerleader or our worst critic, depending on how much control and training we’ve exercised over it. Don’t be a loser. Think better thoughts.

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