The greatest battle you face is in your mind. How do you stop unhealthy thinking and start healthy thinking? How do you break the destructive patterns that lead to poor choices, broken relationships, and self-destructive habits? The process to root out and replace poisonous thinking is challenging and continuous.
Destroying fortresses built in your mind combines supernatural and natural forces. You must join with Christ. He transforms your mind as you renew it. You can count on Him to do His part. Your part is the key. You must humble yourself before the Scriptures. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you truths which apply to the way you think. As He reveals these truths about Himself, you, and others, take notes. Begin challenging what you have always believed and practiced. Catch yourself thinking differently from the truth and replace it with truth. It will be uncomfortable and challenging.
Memorize and meditate on Scripture. Ask God to bring to your remembrance truths that apply to what is happening in your life so that you can think correctly. Use the filter that Paul shares in Philippians 4. Then practice taking captive every thought as instructed in 2 Corinthians 10.
Take notes on what you think and allow God to help you evaluate how you think and feel. Eventually you will develop healthy thinking patterns. Then your emotions will also begin to change.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 NASB