Right thinking is a vital necessity to living a victorious life. Our actions, emotions and beliefs are a direct result of our thoughts.
The bible says it this way, for “as a man thinks in his heart so does he become”. (Proverbs 23:7)
God wants us to think more carefully about what we are thinking upon because He knows that our minds are both a powerful resource and a battlefield that helps shape our lives and future.
Our minds under the authority of our spirits are a resource to think, speak and believe for amazing, wonderful things, which God reveals to us so we can declare forth and bring them to pass.
However, our minds can also become a battlefield where the devil and his demons attack by whispering and murmuring unbelief, doubts, fear, strife, anger, and anything else they can think of to get us off track and thinking negatively.
Unfortunately, most of us spend far too much time entertaining thoughts that are not of God, which then causes us to continually battle with issues such as fear, doubts, anger, and anxiety. Instead of struggling under these negative forces,
To combat this assault on our thoughts, God has given us some keys.
God wants us to challenge and take captive every thought that disagrees with His Word and the revelation He has given us so that we can overcome them. (James 4:7)
Take every negative, fearful, and contrary word captive and make it bow to what God says about you.
Surround yourself with other people who also choose to believe and speak what God says.
Stand and declare what God says about your life: your finances, relationships, children, homes, workplaces, city, nation, and future. Do your homework and dig into the word and find out if you don’t know as you think upon and speak only the truths found in God’s Word.
It pays to be smart and realise that the devil subtlety and systematically uses suggestions in our thoughts to trap us into fear and doubt, leading to an array of other problems.
To fight back, we can be firm and uncompromising about what we allow ourselves to think about. God says to go on the offensive by declaring what God says about us instead of dwelling upon and accepting things that try to influence us to believe less than what God says is possible or who we are in Him.
I encourage you to use the God-given authority you have been given to bring the battle in your mind under control.
Don’t stand for the assault on your mind a minute longer, but get hold of what Jesus has done for you and win the battle in your head today.
“Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7)
“The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10”4-5)
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)
Prayer: Lord, I’m taking captive every negative thought that rises against the knowledge and truth of who you are and who I am in you. Help me to stand today on your word, and that I would begin today to think and declare only what you say about my circumstances, relationships and future. In Jesus name Amen.