Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2 NIV)

Many of us have so much to do on a day to day basis, people to interact with, situations we must involve ourselves in, decisions we must make for ourselves, our loved ones, in my case, thoughts and decisions for the business, school, and church.  Our Minds are sometimes on overload, and every situation is not peaceful, at times conflict arises.  The rapper grand master flash wrote: “Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge, I’m trying not to lose my head. It’s like a jungle sometimes; it makes me wonder how I keep from going under.” Grandmaster Flash was spot on because so many have gone over the edge, some have lost their mind, but the word of God reminds us that the Lord will keep us in perfect peace if we keep our minds on God.  Let me testify right now, People it works!!!!! Whenever I am going through, refocusing my thoughts on God strengthens me.  Whether its scripture, whether it’s a hymn or just going to God in prayer.  The enemy is real and sneaky and wants to mess you up.  The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it, and they are saved.  We may not need the mourning bench, but it worked for our parents and great-grandparents.  I can remember singing “Oh, how I love just calling his name, Jesus.”  Sometimes I just call on his name to keep my mind when the enemy is up to his or her bag of tricks.  People play all types of head games, because of their insecurities, envy, and jealousy, especially when you are on the battlefield for the Lord, keep your mind renewed daily.  Know that no one will love you better than the Lord.  Stop focusing on people who disappoint you, and that you cannot change.  People say that I am a strong woman, I know my source of strength, leaning and depending on God I tested and approved what Gods will is for my life. When I detour, I suffer, but I go back to my source to get and pull me through.  The patterns of this world can be cruel; I will not live my life without Christ because Gods will is perfect.  I encourage you to look to God, and your life will be happier, and we can get through problems easier and sometimes faster because there is a bright side and as the great hymn of the church states no never alone he promises never to leave me no never alone.  God Bless.