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The Mind is a Battle Ground (Part 2)
The devil’s goal is to lay a grip on my mind, and now my mind is a #battleground.
The devil’s sole purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. But my mind now is a battle ground!
I allowed the devil steal it and now gradually he’s killing it. No! I need to fight, I need to win this battle, there’s still hope even for a sinner that repents, I can win this fight.
This is a severe battle but how do I conquer?
A battleground, Lord, what do I do I asked; then he said to me that the weapons of my warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down every evil imaginations and thoughts that seeks to exalt itself above the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thoughts to the obedience of Christ.
Now I begin to take action.
I know better.
Thinking like a true champion I picked up strategies from Hebrews to lay aside the sin and every weight that easily distract me.
And now I’m uninstalling every game in my memory making sure that the devil doesn’t have the opportunity to play mind games with me like he did with Eve. My mind is a no-no, no bargaining, no negotiating, no deliberating with the deceiver, like Jekalyn Carr would say when the devil says I am something, I’ll tell him I’m not and when he says that I’m not something, I’ll tell him that I am.
There’s no believing in the founding father of deception. I may not have control over my mind’s mysterious auto suggestions but I can deliberately choose what to think per time by feeding my mind with the right texts, right images, right videos and the right sounds.
I won’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but I’ll let God transform me into a new person by changing the way I think. Then I will learn to know God’s will for me, which is good, pleasing and perfect.
Why should I settle for less when I know someone whose thoughts are distinctive from the world’s; It is said of him “that as the heavens are higher than the earth so is his thoughts” Why should I think less of myself when His thoughts for me are of good and not of evil.
Why should I short-change myself by thinking mediocrity, or thinking within the confines of tradition, culture, norms, ethnicity, superstitions or religion when He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all I could ever think or imagine. Why should I decline divinity’s invitation to “come let us reason together” and attend a pity party with the devil to deliberate an impending misfortune.
At the end of the day whether in success or failure, I am and will always be a product of my thoughts.
The battle is of the Lord.
Written by Goodnews Whyte
Edited by Pat Ima