I know that the mind is the ferocious, non relenting, battlefield in this life. Joyce Meyer coined it in her book. But, do YOU really understand what it means? Do I?
God has been bringing this subject to mind lately. The subject of “envy”, “jealousy”, “lust”, I am sure you get the idea.
I was sitting in this Christian counseling course I am taking and the instructor gave us a model of the mind. It was a circle, three quarters of the way to the top was a line, that line represented our accepting or dismissing of a thought to reach the consciousness . He explained to us that the freedom we have in Christ enables us to take whatever thought pops into our head and to dispel it into a jail cell , so to say, and analyze it.
Thought 1- I am ugly and have no friends. ( Is it profitable? will it bear fruit? Is it who I am in Christ?) Then YOU decide whether that thought takes flight or not. You have that choice.
Thought 2- Brian has the best job. I wish I had that job. Every time you see Brian, you get angrier and angrier, resentful, jealous. ( Who do you think planted that thought? You decide if you allow this to fester. Or reject it, as anger, jealousy, and resentment are NOT of God)
I understand that we are human, but we have to get better at accepting or rejecting those thoughts that enter our minds. Take it captive, analyze it. Will this thought bear good fruit?
Satan, is at work, trying to create tension among the body of believers through thoughts such as these, he is using them to break down a person, who then in turn can then bring down a marriage, a job, friendship, THEIR LIFE.
We have to be diligent in our thoughts and reject the lies that Satan is trying to plant. Just like ” God testimonies” plant seeds, so do “Negative thoughts” that are accepted and then spoken into existence. Words generate from the spiritual realm, as thoughts, and when spoken, come to life.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ
Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
20 My child, listen carefully to everything I say. 21 Don’t forget a single word, but think about it all. 22 Knowing these teachings will mean true life and good health for you. 23 Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life
Please, do not allow the devil to have a foothold in your life, with a thought you haven’t tested. Test everything to the word of God. All else are lies from Hell, meant to destroy God’s Will on earth. Meant to kill YOUR VALUE to God.
We are Victorious Through Christ!!!!!
Do Not Believe the one who Sits on The Throne of Lies!