Think you can’t change the way you think, learn and succeed? Think again! Science proves this Bible truth: You can rewire yourself for victory.
Happier, healthier, prosperous and more intelligent. Sounds amazing! And it’s not only possible, but it is God’s will for you. We’ve all heard it before—things like “you can’t change your DNA,” or “I guess I got the bad genes of the family,” or even “I have to take what fate has dealt me.” There’s just one problem with those statements—they don’t line up with the Word of God.
Among countless other verses that reveal God’s will for you is victory, 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Well, science has finally caught up with the Bible! We finally have evidence that you are not a victim of your DNA, and you can alter your genes, your health and your destiny—supernaturally.
Dr. Caroline Leaf recently shared these scientific breakthroughs found in her new book, Think, Learn, and Succeed: Understanding Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life, on a special broadcast series with Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. By understanding how the brain, mind, spirit and body work together, she has uncovered the science behind what God has already revealed in His Word.
You have an extraordinary ability to determine, achieve and maintain optimal levels of intelligence, mental health, peace and happiness, as well as the prevention of disease in your body and mind. You can, through conscious effort, gain control of your thoughts and feelings, and in doing so, you can change the programming and chemistry of your brain.
How God Designed the Brain
Our awesome Creator has designed us to be powerful and victorious. Consider this: Your brain is about the size of your two fists and made up of about 100 billion neurons, which make up 20 percent of your brain tissue. Each neuron has the capacity to grow about 10 million branches per neuron to store more information. Just one of those branches is more powerful than any computer in the world!
That is the kind of power God has put in your mind! That is the magnificence of your design. This is so important because your mind influences the brain, and your mind and spirit work together.
Now, you can learn to optimize your brain to change your health, mind and body with these three steps to a victorious you!
1. Understand Your Unique Identity
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” –Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
You are unique. There is something you can do that no one else can do. Dr. Caroline Leaf has revealed that there is much science behind this. And she believes that unveiling your identity and activating it correctly is crucial to living a victorious life. In speaking about identity, Dr. Leaf says, “It is important to understand that you create your unique reality and shape your brain with your thoughts. You have a unique way of thinking, feeling and choosing—this is your blueprint for identity.”
Dr. Leaf offers these simple steps to discover who you are deep down inside:
- Stop comparing yourself to others. Your individual, unique responses come from your individual, unique design, which is found in your brain structure. You cannot be anyone other than who you are, and if you try force yourself to change, you will never be happy.
- Don’t let your past or present, bring you down. You are not defined by your circumstances or your past mistakes or traumas. You create your reality with your thoughts—you have control. It is a powerful journey if we choose the right attitude!
- Embrace the gift. The gift that God has given you is a unique way of thinking. It’s a reflection of Him—it springs from your identity and purpose. You can bring heaven to earth through your thoughts, words and actions. Step into who you truly are!
Finding your identity and your unique gifts will transform you from defeated and compensating to victorious and conquering! (To dive deeper into discovering your unique identity, see Dr. Caroline Leaf’s Gift Profile in her new book.
Why is identity so important?
Identity gives us purpose and hope. It reminds us who we are in Christ Jesus and that we are made in the image of God Himself. If you understand your unique identity—your unique way of thinking, feeling and choosing, you understand that you have the power to change your situation—the power to choose correctly despite your circumstances.
Breakthrough neuroscientific research confirms that what you are thinking, every moment of every day, becomes a physical reality in your brain and body. These thoughts collectively form your attitude, which is your state of mind, and it’s your attitude, not your DNA, that determines your quality of life—your victory.