Some days you can handle a whole series of setbacks, disruptions and pain with no trouble at all. Other days you struggle to hang on if even one troublesome thing occurs. What’s the difference? Your thoughts. This is why Paul’s words from his letter to the Romans are so helpful. They remind you it’s your mind that decides how to interpret what happens to you and not the events themselves. “Live under the control of the Holy Spirit. If you do, you will think about what the Spirit wants. The thoughts of a person ruled by sin bring death. But the mind ruled by the Spirit brings life and peace.” (Romans 8:5-6 NRIV)  So remember this when things get tough today: Inviting the Holy Spirit to shape your mind will make all the difference in the world about what kind of day – and life – you have.