Good thinking helps us eliminate the bad part of a common pattern everyone experiences in life. This pattern occurs over and over with the outcome of each occurrence leading either to a life that glorifies God or one that is further self-absorbed.
The common pattern has three simple statements: “I was living this way. Then one day THIS happened. Now I live my life differently.”
On closer inspection of many life changes, you will see more detail which sounds like this: “I was living this way. Then THIS happened… it happened again and again and again… Then it struck me! I got it! Now, I live my life differently.”
That is the standard form of every testimony you hear at church or any program that helps people change. There are multiple examples in the Bible of this pattern.