So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
What’s controlling my mind when I get angry, jealous, afraid, worried or anxious? I can tell you, and it’s not a peaceful feeling when that happens. That’s a pretty clear indicator it’s not God controlling me. When I’m generous, patient, loving and caring, I feel a peace. That’s when I know God’s in charge, not me.
Father, today I will let your Spirit rule in my mind and all of the other things I could get worked up about will have to fall to the side.