There is so much to think and worry about that leads to excessive processing of information for the best quickest solution. You think about how you are going to pay your bills, monthly mortgage payments, put food on the table, pay the children school fees or even yours. As the day passes by pay the worries escalates,your mind continues to process, analyse till it reaches a point of total confusion and mental depression. The mind is the battlefield to overcoming every trials and tribulation that the enemy throws at you.
My thoughts during my youth were thoughts of rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, pains, hurts and so on that lead to depression. I allowed my past to control my future and would not let go of the past. I did not have a strong relationship with the Lord and did not know where to start. My mind was full of confusion, frustration and was close to mental breakdown.
Until I encountered Him in whole new dimension that changed my life for the best. I began to hunger and thirst for the spiritual food and cleansed my mind through the precious blood of Jesus from every toxic thoughts that oppressed and depressed me.
My thoughts pattern changed from negative to positive, despair to hope, sadness to joy, confusion to sound mind, fear to faith and pains to perfect healing in Christ Jesus. For as he thinks in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7a. What are you thinking of that God can’t handle? It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield.
It is time to take control of your mindset not giving the devil an inch of space any more. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2 It is a process that requires change, change in the way you think, act and react. This is a spiritual warfare not of the flesh therefore do not set your mind on the physical but the spiritual, meditating on the Word day and night , eat, drink and sleep the Word until it becomes a part of you (Romans 8, Joshua 1:8, 2 Corinthians 5:7).
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
The Word of God is a powerful weapon used to destroy every stronghold, cast down every thoughts that are not in alignment with what the Word says over your life or any circumstance that you facing, bringing them down under submission to the obedience of Christ. It is time to confess His Word over your life, marriage, that situation that never seems to go away. When you confess with your mouth believe with your heart and so shall it be according to His promises (Romans 10:10, Job 22:28)
Would you start now to make a change? Change your thought patterns, let the Holy Spirit lead you, fill your heart till it overflows and gradually you shall see your life transformed for the best. Don’t you give up, do not let circumstances or the challenging storms of life frustrate you to the point of hopelessness and helplessness. It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield. Take that big step of faith and trust God to see you through it all.
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