The conventional wisdom is that our thinking shapes our behavior (thus habits, then destiny).
But today’s passage carries the insightful detail of what channels your thinking. Romans 8:6 pointedly says that our minds can be governed either by our flesh or the Spirit.
If our minds are ruled by the flesh (usually interpreted as our sinful, self-driven nature) then we will reap death. What the death exactly means, we can explore in another venue.
But for now, let’s look at the other side of the contrast. If our minds are ruled by God’s Spirit, we will enjoy life and peace.
Therefore, imagine your mind as a train running down a track and ahead is a fork, and there’s a switch that will make the train go to the left or to the right, where will you pull the switch?
In the same way, choose where your train of thought (pun intended) will go. Will it be towards destructive patterns of desires and living, or will it be towards obedience to God with life and peace as the destination?
Mind our minds and everything should follow.
Have a great weekend ahead!