Your mind has a mind of its own! I have found over the years that your mind can be your worst enemy at times. You can be sailing along through your day without a care in the world then suddenly out of nowhere comes an evil, wicked, or depressing thought.
You are like, where did that come from I wasn’t even thinking that thought? No you were not thinking it but like I said, the mind seems to have a mind of its own at times.
This is the daily war we face as believers in Jesus Christ, and believe you me, it’s a war!
You must learn to first laugh at those thoughts because they did not come from you. YOU DID NOT INITIATE THEM OR THINK THEM! We have an enemy called the devil that wants to destroy us and we live in a fallen world.
We must realize our mind did not get saved when we accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, it was our spirit – man that became new in Jesus, II Corinthians 5:17. We must do something about our mind on a daily basis. This is what the word of God tells us to do with our minds:
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)
The one main ingredient that will keep your thoughts strong and pure is meditation in the word of God. When you read the word of God, don’t just read it but meditate on it.
Take the scriptures and repeat them over and over and over again in your mind. Think on them while at work during the day.
I have a job where I can work and listen to scripture during the day on my Mp3 player.
I do just that, I listen to scripture during the day while I am working and its truly a blessing. Many of you may not have a job like that, so during your breaks and lunch you can read and meditate on the word of God, just 5 to 15 minutes will make a big difference.
This will fill your mind with what is clean, pure and righteous and in the process bring peace to your soul. If you form a habit of meditation, no devil in hell will be able to stop you from being successful! I leave you for now, until next week with this exhortation from the word of God, be blessed!
3 We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. 4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. 5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. II Corinthians 10:3 – 5 (NLT)
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