Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith. —Hebrews 12:2 NIrV

If you want your mind to be healthy, focus your thoughts on what is true and good. And nothing is truer or better than Jesus.

Study how he lived, because his life is the one to imitate. Read the Gospels, which tell the story of his life. Ask yourself, what did he do that I could learn from? Picture him running the race just ahead of you, showing you how it’s done.

During his earthly life, Jesus focused his thoughts beyond the cross to the joy waiting for him in the Father’s presence. Focusing on that joy at the finish line enabled him to put up with anything during the race. He wasn’t discouraged when people didn’t respond to him with faith and love. He spent plenty of time alone with his Father, so people didn’t get him down. So when the road seems difficult, ask him to guide and strengthen you.

Food for Thought: Keep your eyes on Jesus, and you’ll find you are able to overcome anything that stands in your way.