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The Mind is a Battle Ground (Part 1)
My mind, oh my mind!
My mind seems to have a mind of its own, always popping up unsolicited thoughts like Facebook notifications on my phone when am offline, irrelevant and undesired auto-suggestions that dissipates my attention.
It’s quite scary cause I was told that I am what I think.
So here I am trying to concentrate on a particular line of thought and the next thing I know Mr mind swerves off the road wandering through its ARCHIVES of pictures, music, fantasies and flashbacks clicking on every folder without my permission, scrolling through the past, fiddling with the future, shuffling through everything except the present line of thought.
Hold on a sec, did I just say ARCHIVES? I can’t recall saving those pictures, music and stuffs in my memory so how on earth did they get there? My mind truly has a mind of its own or perhaps it has an auto save feature that records and stores files in my memory without my consent.
In my quest of seeking out a solution, I talked to the wisest King Solomon about it and he told me to guard my heart with all diligence because out of it flows the issues of life, but I wasn’t convinced.
How do I guard a heart without a password, pin or pattern? how do I prevent viruses and spams from gaining free access into my mind?
Then I searched out the great apostle Paul, after an in depth communication, he said me; “you know what” “…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”
God be praised!
I now know better!
So the bottom line is that I have the mind of Christ and each time I read God’s word, my mind gets renewed by shedding off beliefs, convictions, conceptions, philosophies and perceptions that are not Christ like, I now know that my mind is a battle ground.
But how do I constantly win the battle of the mind? The devil is mischievous and has a strong grip already on my mind. What do I do to conquer this battle?
See part 2 for Answers!
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Written by Goodnews Whyte
Edited by Pat Ima