Dr. Dan Hayden •
“I must be losing my mind!” Have you ever said that? Well, me too! And that’s our word for today – I’m going to talk with you about your “mind.”
“It’s all in how you frame it” the artist said. Put a good picture in a bad frame and it will detract from the picture. But, put any picture in a good frame and it will enhance the image. It’s all in how you frame it.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in Thee.”
That word, “mind,” actually means “frame, or pattern, or form.” It may, then, come to designate that which is formed – namely, a purpose, a plan or a thought. The idea is “a frame of mind”— the thoughts you frame in your mind – the images and imaginations – the slant or bias you bring to an idea.
You see, it’s not so much the mind, but what you think about with your mind. So think about it! Whenever anything happens to you, you put that experience into a frame of thought. You can either put a worry frame on it, or you can put a God frame on it.
Well, what are you inclined to worry about today? What is causing you to be anxious and upset? Just remember Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind [frame of reference] is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in Thee.” So, thank God for His goodness and trust Him! And whatever you are going through, thank Him that He is in it with you. Put a God frame on your thoughts. That’s how you can experience His perfect peace. It’s all in your frame of mind. Put a worry frame on it and you’ll worry, but put a God frame on it and you’ll be at peace.
Now you know the real meaning of the word. And remember: It’s all in how you frame it!