Mind over Matter?

Posted on November 13, 2017.

Ever heard anyone say something about the mind over the matter? The dictionary says it is ‘the use of willpower to overcome physical problems.’  I never gave it much thought until I did a quick Bible study and researched the phrase. 

Come to find out it’s all over scripture.  My favorite place is Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  The mind is the place where decisions are made.  Faith is a decision and not a feeling.  It looks to me like God said it first.  It is true, mind is over matter.  Someone once said, “your body can stand almost anything, its’ your mind you have to convince.” 

How about this one, “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. Strength comes from overcoming what you thought you couldn’t do.” 

This one is especially for me, “age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” 

One more final thought about it, “Your fitness is 100% mental! Your body won’t go where your where your mind won’t push it.”

Did you hear about the brother who called 911 because his sister fainted.  The operator said, “I’ll send an ambulance, what is the address?”  The brother said 804 Eucalyptus Street.”  The operator said could you spell that please?”  Well of course he couldn’t spell Eucalyptus, so he replies, after some thought, “How about I drag her over to Oak street and meet you there?”