It's All in Your Mind

"And do not be conformed to this world (any longer with its superficial values and customs), but be transformed and progressively changed (as you mature spiritually) by the renewing of your mind (focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes), so that you may prove (for yourselves) what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect (in His plan and purpose for you). -Romans 12:2




How you think colors every aspect of your life. Your thoughts sing the story of your heart. They are powerful and they often control your decision making. They can usher you to success or failure in your circumstances and situations in your life. The battlefield is in your mind. The enemy will fight you through your thoughts. Demonic forces will wage war against you this way. Wrong thinking gives the enemy access and entry points into our lives. If we don't actively reflect and pay attention to our thoughts, they'll control all aspects of who we are. II Corinthians 10:3-5 says, "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinions raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey God. Although we are fleshly beings, we are not dealing with the flesh, but things of the spirit. When the enemy attempt to gain entry into our lives, the thoughts are often left vulnerable. If we are not careful, the enemy will begin to insert the wrong thoughts in your mind. These are the weapons he uses. Do we pay attention to our thinking enough to know when a thought falls in our heads doesn't come from us? We have to reject the patterns and routines of wrong thinking. Go after the sender of those thoughts by taking every thought captive as the scripture instructs us to do. We are not helpless when it comes to our thoughts. We have the power and authority to change our way of thinking. We don't have to allow negative thoughts to take root in us.

We can take those thoughts captive that argues and raises opinions against the knowledge of God. If the thoughts we entertain about ourselves argues against the knowledge of God, then we shouldn't entertain them. For instance, Deuteronomy 28:13 says, "You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head and not the tail." If this scripture promises that you are a lender and not a borrower and you are the head and not the tail, and your thoughts are of that you won't make it in life and you there is no favor upon your life, then your thoughts are arguing against the knowledge of God. Speak what the word of God says about you. The scripture urges us to take control of ungodly thoughts. This requires us to actively reflect on our thinking.


Let's Pray

Father we repent of wrong thinking. We confess that there were times when we entertained thoughts that were contrary to what your word declares about us. We declare that we will take all thoughts captive that argues against the knowledge of God and replace them with what your words speaks about us. In Jesus's name.


Amen

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