The posture of the mind determines so much about the character of an individual’s life. To succeed in conquering disabling emotions, I must somehow get myself to cease to see a situation in one set of terms and see it in different terms. I must re-posture the disposition of my mind.
Scripture locates spiritual change as transformation of the mind: Roman 12:1-2; II Corinthians 4:16-18 Ephesians 4:22-24 – “attitude of your minds” “posture of your mind”
As we consider our theme, my word for the day is “construal.”
Construal: a way of viewing or a perspective on a situation, experience, or person. To construe something is to choose a way of understanding it. It is “a posture of the mind” toward something or someone. It involves an interpretation of the meaning of an experience or an event.
When I ask, “How do you construe things in this situation?” I want to know how you view, interpret, or understand things. Although we often appeal to feelings as a basis for perception…
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