Power of Suggestions
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
– Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
The suggestion box in our mind and life is one of the major targets the devil bombards, His plan is to get us on board a wrong train of thoughts that lead us away from God’s will and purpose.
Remember the garden of Eden, it was just a ‘harmless’ suggestion to Eve and Adam that got mankind spiraling down into defeat.
Even when you have turned your life over to Christ, the enemy will whisper half-truths and lies to you every now and then — spins, twisted words, and lies that will limit one’s life and weren’t based on the whole truth. That’s what he does.
He makes up lies and spreads them nonstop. You hear a constant barrage of, “You can’t, you won’t, you’ll never be, you really don’t have to” or, “You’ll always be… ”
Our wounds of mistakes are constantly poked by these accusations and never allowed to heal if we believe them and repeat them to ourselves.
Satan doesn’t know how to speak anything but lies.
Renewing your mind empowers you to be the one managing your mind — and it brings peace. It brings healing.
God reveals this transforming power in
Romans 12:1–2: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Always remember, wherever your mind goes, all of your emotions and feelings will follow.
However, by regular Bible study, attending church regularly, listening to messages, reading Godly books, and serving in a community of Christ-followers, you will learn to think Godly thoughts intentionally and regularly.
The more you sincerely study the promises in the scriptures, the more your thoughts about yourself and so many areas in your life will conform to God’s thoughts.
Keep all suggestions subject to the word of God always.
Dear Heavenly Father, I repent of every negative and wrong thought that I have allowed and accommodated in my mind. Purge my mind and thought-life and uproot every ungodliness, lies and wrong values in me. May I not conform to the pattern of the world. My mind is constantly being renewed by the word of God through the workings of the Holy Spirit in me. My mind is for Christ.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.