Did you know that you CAN rewire and retrain your brain? It’s true! It’s called neuroplasticity. Science used to say that this could only be achieved in childhood, but research now tells us that it’s possible at any age.
When we are young, our brains have the most pliability. It’s no surprise that, the lies we believe and trauma we experience deeply affect the way our brains respond. Think of it like a pathway that you walk repeatedly. It becomes worn, easy to find, and the path of least resistance. This is the same for patterns in our lives, and the lies we believe!
The good news, incredible news, is that God has given us direction. Brave Enough is built on the truth spoken through Romans 12:2. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” In holding our minds captive, and replacing those lies with truth, we are rewiring our brains. In replacing lies with God’s truth, we are allowing His light to shine on new pathways! With discipline and practice, and the Holy Spirit as our guide, we walk His well-lit pathways of truth, and let those old pathways whither away and become overgrown. Neuroplasticity!
We are wired for positivity, and science is beginning to prove what God has always intended for us. We CAN be transformed by the renewing of our minds.