National Geographic did a documentary film as Alex Honnold climbed El Capitan, the largest granite mountain-rock in the world at Yosemite National Park – free solo. That means with no ropes or protection of any kind.
As I listened to podcasts and read articles about this unbelievable human athletic achievement what stood out to me was Honnold’s account of his mindset. He is obsessive about his mental training, spending hours “perfecting, rehearsing, and “memorizing” exact sequences of hand and foot placements.
He said, “Physically (the climb) is not that hard to execute. It’s more you have to be in exactly the right (mental) place, so I was trying to create the right place.”
The apostle Paul tells us, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2, NKJV). “Stay focused on what’s above, not on earthly things” (Voice). “Fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm” (TPB).
This verse and many more recognize the freedom of men and women to choose their mindset. To achieve our destiny in God, we must set our minds on spiritual things. Here is some things for this Monday Morning. . .
The way you think is the way you live.
Your actions are the fruit of your mindset.
Set your mind on what you believe God’s will is for you.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are promised supernatural assistants to achieve God’s purpose and destiny for our lives. So why would we ever think about giving up? “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God” (I Corinthians 2:12).
Have a great week . . .
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