My family has a 6yr old labrabull (Labrador / Pitbull mix). He's VERY energetic. When we first got him we were a little apprehensive. He was a1 yr old, 35 lb stranger. We were transitioning him with Sofia, our beautiful daughter, and one evening she happened to be walking by him while he was playing with a dog bone. He nipped her and I couldn’t wrestle him to the ground fast enough. I have to admit, it was almost his last night either in our house or on Earth.
That was 5 years ago. Now, we have RJ, and it is nothing for RJ to go in Dante's doggie bowl while eating and pick at his food. Why? When Dante was younger, I wrestled that thought out of him. Danteunderstandshis hierarchy.
Spiritually speaking, we need to do the same. We need to stop harboring behaviors, attitudes, and mindsets that are in opposition of what God says. We must learn to defeat those thoughts and behaviors before they take root in our hearts. This is how the mindset gets lost, we allow feelings, problems, insecurities, depressions, to sit and develop. This is no way to live. When these contraries start popping up we need to take complete control and show who's in charge. Flex your identity.