Dr. Maxwell Maltz states so clearly in his Psycho-Cybernetics book, We must turn to the Bible to discover how to change the self-image.”  This is because God is man’s creator.  He also said our human brain is actually wired so that goals are required to have a healthy outlook in life.

This is amazing because God gives us desires, specifically for each of us, as we delight in Him.  See Psalm 37:4.  If we accept why He created us, and allow Him to direct these desires and goals, we will be fulfilled in following His will.

What we focus our minds on will have much to do with what kind of people we will be. God made us this way. Our minds do shape and form our character and can change our self-image. Thank God for giving us in the Bible how and what to think. This inner “core” so often determines our outward expression. See Psalm 103, Romans 8:1, Romans 8:6, Romans 12:2.

My favorite blueprint about thoughts occupying our mind is Philippians 4:8.  It tells us what to think:  “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”