Monday, June 23, 2008
So...maybe it is just me but it feels like one of the biggest battles that we face are right between our two ears. The battle in our minds. Ignoring it would be fine other than the Bible tells us in Hebrews 12:3 to not faint in our minds. As soon as you loose the battle in your mind. You have lost. Our victories are won and lost in the mind.
The Bible tells us to gird up the loins of our minds. Make our minds up. To be free from double minded thoughts. We have to break free from the battle in our minds. So many times in my life I have been hurt by others– so have you– if you haven’t hang on– it’s a coming!
When I have been hurt, I go over the situation several times, replay thee harsh words that were spoken– come up with new snappy comments back to that person– Where? In my mind. That is where the hurt, confusion, and bitterness takes root. I remember times when I have known things that were said of me by others in ministry. I had to literally go into prayer and say God I am not coming out of this time of prayer until I have conquered this with you. Until I have love and compassion for this person again. I have to break free of this right now Lord. I can’t feel this way in my mind.
Life is too short to spend time worrying about what others think of you, how they might not like you, maybe judging you. It matters what HE thinks of you.
The Bible talks about setting your mind on things. When you have a GPS Navigational
System in your In your car– you have to give it directions. It does not decide where to take you. This is the same thing with our minds– Set your mind on what HE desires for you.
The Bible tells us what to think on–
Things that are true, if there is any virtue, Praise, honest, good report. I know that you have heard the phrase Garbage in Garbage out. Mark 4:24 tells us Consider Carefully What you hear. You have to guard what and whom you are listening too.
Meditate on the Word of God. What you are taking in– in your mind will determine if you are going to be a committed up to your eyeballs Christian or a Mealy Mouth one. Is your mind being lead by His word or the word of the world? Who is the influencer in your life?
If you are struggling right now with a particular issue in your life– find HIS solution to it. I remember a time when I was so broke in Bible School I was donating plasma weekly to make it. My Dad found out about it and was not too happy.
of course my Mom found out about it as well. She send me several scriptures that she told me to pray over my life. That I would be blessed in my coming in and going out, Give and it shall be given to you pressed down shaken together running over, that I would be walking down the road and blessings were going to overtake me. I started reading in Malachi 3 about bringing my tithes into the storehouse. In Genesis 12 where the Lord promised he would bless and cause Abraham to be such a blessing that he would dispense good to others– which he did with his nephew Lot.
The More I started praying about this, little blessings would just appear in my life. I remember finding $20.00 one day in the parking lot. One time I was given $100.00 in a blank envelope. All because I was trying to be obedient to my parents and pray HIS WORD over my life.
Now– that is just an illustration. I don’t know what you are going through in your life today– but FILL your MIND up with his promises in that area. BREAK FREE of your negative thought pattern. Out of the abundance of the heart the mind speaketh. HE has great things ahead for you.
May this be the week that you BREAK FREE over every problem you are facing!
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed