BAD THOUGHTS CAN’T PARK HERE!
Did you know that God wants us to put a security guard at the entrance of our mind? He wants us to take “every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” EVERY THOUGHT!
The clipboard of acceptable thoughts God approves to park in the mind is found in Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”
What is parked in your mind today? Do your thoughts match up with Philippians 4:8? Could it be that you have been lax in taking every thought captive? Could it be that some lies have been allowed to park in your mind – I’m no good … I can’t be forgiven … God doesn’t love me … I can’t overcome this addiction … my family would be better off without me … my circumstances aren’t going to improve … my marriage is never going to get better … what’s the use of trying … what’s the use of praying? Does any of that sound familiar?
Make no mistake: you are what you think. If you fill your mind with negative, rotten, depressing things, you will feel negative, rotten and depressed.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT?
1. Start right now towing out those negative thoughts that came straight from the pit of hell and fill your mind with the truth of God’s Word – I am loved by God … I am forgiven and washed clean by the blood of Jesus … God has a good plan for me … God does hear my prayer and will answer at the right time … I am NOT a victim, I’m a victor in Jesus’ name.
2. Reinstate the security guard with his clipboard intact. From this day forward, do not let negative, rotten thoughts park in your mind. Tell them to “hit the road, Jack.” Your mind belongs to Jesus. Hellish thoughts are not allowed access.
Rest assured, if you will start putting God’s Word into practice in your life, you will start seeing wonderful changes take place. God’s Word is not only true, it is also powerful to transform your life. Do what God says … and start today!
Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.