"WINNING THE WAR IN YOUR MIND" (Chapter 8): Living in Moments | Keto Mom Book Club
Updated: Oct 11, 2021
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Oftentimes where we are today in our mindset and in our life, it might be good or bad. But it might stem from a situation in the past that keeps you in bondage, or keeps you blaming your past, people or situations, when in reality, it probably had to happen that way. These things may have helped you grow in ways that are crucial to who you are today.
Points to Ponder:
00:07 "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel
01:07 Power of your Mindset
02:25 The list of books we've gone through
02:46 Reframing your mind.
04:02 Things in the Past
05:12 Blaming your Past, People or Situations
05:53 A Paradigm Shift
06:34 Blaming their Circumstances
07:19 The power of Reading
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning! My name is Stephanie, welcome to the Keto Mom page. We're diving into "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel. So as you're tuning in, I'd love to know... Are you watching live or replay? So we are going to dive into the book and it's actually a short chapter, so I want to recap what we've read so far today. If you are not familiar, we have been going through a book every morning. Normally, I'd be going through it earlier, but our girls have volleyball, and we just have different things to get to in the mornings and I just got back from dropping them off. It is a great day, and I am thankful. So a lot of this has to do with mindset, if you are brand new, post new below.
But a lot of people underestimate the power of your mindset.
If you watch my stories from yesterday, my husband and I have been taking part in different things for the last couple days. We did an upgrade your marriage event, and then my husband did an upgrade your human, yesterday. And today is going to be upgrade your business and we are meeting with some incredible people. Yesterday, I did not participate in upgrade your human, mainly because I wanted to grab our kids, they just got back from Camp. But what they did was unbelievable, and nothing short of mindset. So you should go watch the stories, whether it's on Instagram or Facebook, my husband walks you through what they did.
And I kept saying "Babe, that there's no way I could do that", And he was like, "You just do it"...
It's a mindset thing. So it was pretty incredible to see what they did, and it was fun to watch, I am super proud of them... Going back, a lot of the books that we have been reading, we're currently going through "Winning the War in your Mind". We've gone through lots of books like "Atomic Habits", "Miracle Morning", "Rain or Shine", and then "The Travelers Gift"...
So this Chapter is super short, and basically for the last couple of chapters, he's going to talk about Reframing your mind. And all of the books are similar, they talk about the ruts that people get in.
He says it's biblical and scientific. It talks about, how when you do things for so long, you create a habit. Things you don't think about, just like how you don't have to tell yourself, when you get in the shower to do all of the shower things, you just do it. You probably don't have to tell yourself, I have to take a left at the stop sign to get to work, because you just do it. There's things that you just do automatically. And then he talks about different things like "Why you think a certain way?" or "Why do you believe certain things". How you try to control certain situations and reframing, like going back and reframing those past situations because maybe you blamed, shamed or justified somebody else. I don't know why it happened, so I'm just living in that moment.
So basically he talks about living in moments, and chapter eight he says, "What God didn't do". And so pastor Craig Groeschel shares a ton of stories, he says
"We need to unfreeze our frames. We need to go back and rewrite the narrative that we have been telling ourselves"...
So maybe you think of things in the past like "If I would have done that, I would be better off today", "If I wouldn't have got hurt in that sport, I could have been a professional"... He talks about his dad was a professional baseball player and he was supposed to be a professional baseball player too. What happened was, he got too big of an ego. Try to do a pitch that was meant for professionals and it crushed his hand or it broke his hand. He talked about how he blamed God, saying "I was supposed to be professional baseball player"...
But in reality, where he is today, he can look back and say "I actually wasn't meant to, because if I would have been a pro ball player, things might not have worked out to where they are today"... He ended up being a great tennis player, and he ended up going to a great school.
So he shares his story, and he says, oftentimes where we are today in our mindset in our life. It can be good or bad, but it might stem from a situation in the past that keeps you in bondage, or keeps you blaming your past, people or situations, when in reality, it probably had to happen that way, whether by choice. He talks about how, as an adult, you can look back... Think of silly things, like dating somebody in high school, and you felt you were going to marry that person, but you didn't. And now you're like "Thank You, Jesus, you didn't answer that prayer"... So he just says, "All I want you to do is think back to the things that you thought you were supposed to do, and then look at where you are today"... He tells a ton of stories, and he talks about a paradigm shift. He says "Think about some of the worst circumstances that you've had to go through, you never would have chosen them. And maybe you pray, God would pull you out of them. But didn't they help you grow in ways that are crucial to who you are today"... Some things are hard, this book gets super deep.
You might be thinking "I just came here for a keto recipes"... but I truly believe that where people are today, if they're feeling stuck, if they're feeling that they can't get their health under control, or they're living in the past from something that they're blaming their circumstances, their environment, their spouse, their family, their upbringing, or maybe they feel some type of shame, and they're justifying.
If you can get it out of your mind, and realize "I can take control of my life, I can draw a line in the sand and say I'm not that person anymore.
I've made it through all of the hard things, I'm going to have more challenges in the future, and I'm going to make it through it. But I'm going to do it differently, because I've got my mindset right. I'm going to read, I'm going to listen to people that inspire me. I'm going to fuel my mind as well as my body"... And so I hope this is helping you, I really truly believe in the power of reading and looking at who you surround yourself with, mindset is everything really.
And if you're not in the right frame of mind, then you're going to be going in circles probably for the rest of your life.
On a positive note, it's a great book, and I'm going to go take a picture of the book that we're going to start in September. I'll put it on my stories, go check it out. I'll also do a swipe up feature, so you can go to the author's website. I have nothing to do with it, I prefer to buy books directly from the author, if we can, because it supports them. So I'm going to give you the swipe up option, so you can buy it from her. And I would love to answer any questions you have. Hopefully this is helpful. Continue to tune in every morning. I am really going to try to do them by 7:00 or 7:30. School is starting around the corner, we don't start till September. But a lot of you've already started. Your amazing, but I'm not ready yet. We live in Minnesota, we still have summer, and our summer is very important to us because as soon as it gets cold or as soon as the snow falls, it's here until March. Okay, so I appreciate you all, reach out with any questions you have.
I hope you have an incredible day and we'll talk to you soon.
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