What’s On Your Mind?
“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)
Top of the enemy’s agenda for waging war on our minds and derailing our very lives is the power of suggestion. His plan is to get us on-board a wrong train of thought that leads us away from God’s purpose. Remember the garden, it was just a ‘harmless’ suggestion to Eve and Adam.
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.
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 is the father of lies and the accuser of us all.
John 8:44 …the devil… When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
He doesn’t know how to speak anything but lies.
Always remember, wherever your mind goes, all of your emotions and feelings will follow. In fact, your self-talk, your thoughts invariably controls your reality.
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 study the promises in the scriptures, the more you will realize that your thoughts about yourself and so many areas in your life are far away from God’s thoughts.
You will realize that you should not believe all your feelings, you must guide and guard your thoughts — especially when they contradict the Word of God, which is the absolute truth.
Dear Heavenly Father, I repent of every negative and wrong thought that I have allowed in my mind. Purge my mind and thought-life of every ungodliness, lies and wrong values. I will not conform to the pattern of this world. I renew my mind constantly. I have the mind of Christ in Jesus’ Name. Amen.