Make Up Your Mind Study Guide

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Make Up Your Mind Study Guide

I can’t do this. She doesn’t like me. No one cares. It all seems hopeless. The wilderness of our minds and life experiences can rob us of peace, hope and joy. We have been conditioned by a broken world to think thoughts that are self-defeating. Overwhelmed by so many negative thoughts, it can be difficult to know how to think differently. Transformation occurs when we align our thoughts with God’s thoughts by tapping into the power of God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, and the mind of Christ. You are invited on a road trip to discover biblical keys and learn to navigate the ten negative mindsets with our roadmap, God’s Word. With God’s help, you can:

• Understand how your belief system has been formed and the impact on your emotions and behaviors.

• Reset your mindset using biblical principles.

• Overcome the head game that leaves you feeling defeated.

In this 12-week small group study guide, a companion to the award-winning book, Make Up Your Mind, Denise Pass guides you through a weekly five-day study, examining how negative mindsets operate in Scripture and how you can be set free from them. Leaders can use the provided guides and links to videos for small groups. In her Counselor’s Corner, Michelle Nietert guides you through weekly Scripture meditations, helping shape your mindset to move toward the lasting calm you crave. 

Make Up Your Mind

Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life!

Every day we fight battle after battle in our mind—many times unaware of the real fight at hand and wind up defeated, as if we cannot win the battle of our own mind. It’s our own mind, but we can struggle to make it up. Negative mindsets limit our existence by keeping us bound in habits and attitudes unless we know how to break free of them.

Our mindsets matter. Sadly, when people operate their lives caving to unhealthy mindsets, they live defeated lives lacking joy and peace stemming from negative thought patterns.

Mindset Coach, Author & SPeaker

Denise Pass

Denise Pass holds an MA in Biblical Exposition and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Exposition at Liberty University. The author of Make Up Your Mind, Shame Off You, and 31 Days to Hope Reinvented, Denise has also written songs that received radio play, including You Are Worthy, Seeing Deep EP, and songs from her album Praying For You. She has appeared in Focus on the Family, Charisma,,, The Upper Room, and other publications. Denise currently serves on the writing team for Proverbs 31 Ministries’ First 5 app and the writing team for the COMPEL blog.

licensed professional counselor

Michelle Neitert

Michelle Nietert, M.A., as a previous minister to women, licensed professional counselor, and Christian Life Coach of over two decades, Michelle has been passionately inspiring women for over 25 years. She relates well to audiences of various ages as she juggles running a large counseling center in the DFW area, writing, hosting the Raising Mentally Healthy Kids podcast and speaking. She is passionate about empowering women to overcome the negative mindsets that are holding them back from living the abundant lives God has promised them. Her energetic presentations are interactive, biblical and relevant to everyday life. 

Other Books

Shame Off You

Hope Reinvented 

Loved & Cherished


Make Up Your Mind is a roadmap, combining the expertise Denise shares as a compassionate Bible teacher and mentor with the additional insights of Michelle, a licensed counselor, that will help you break free from negative patterns of thinking.

– Gary Chapman, Ph.D., Author of The 5 Love Languages


Denise Pass and Michelle Nietert have teamed up to help the reader identify the most common negative mindsets and exchange them for the healthy mindsets that reflect a sound mind. You’ll want to reread this book time and time again.

– Dr. Michelle Bengtson―Author of the award-winning Breaking Anxiety’s Grip


Pass and Nietert’s Make Up Your Mind provides a solid and timely biblical approach to the “renewing of our minds.” Each chapter addresses some of the most common issues of our society. I highly recommend this biblically-based and practical work.

– Neil Gilliland, Ph.D., Director of Member Care, IM Inc.

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