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Day 18: A Resilient & Healthy Mind

Jan 18 2014

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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. (2 Cor 10:4-5)

What you allow to occupy your thinking has a powerful impact on who you are and what you become. If you want your life to flourish and prosper, start by looking at what is going on in your thought-life.

Negativity, criticism, apathy, fearfulness, offense and so on, are like poison to your life. Likewise, yielding to temptation sets you on a deadly course. Left unchecked, such thoughts take root in your heart and sabotage your future.

James 1:14-15 in the NLT says, “Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.”

Are you struggling with your thoughts? The Bible has answers to help you overcome in every area of life. Start by acknowledging the problem and come to God for forgiveness and help. Open your Bible and begin to fill your mind with God’s promises – meditate on them, speak them aloud and feed your mind with godly thinking, strengthening your soul.

Paul’s advice in Philippians 4:8 is so powerful: “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

When opposition comes in whatever form, focus your thoughts and your heart on God and receive His grace to endure and overcome. Practise this daily and you will build a healthy mind, resilient to troubles.

SCRIPTURE: “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7

PRAYER: Oh Lord, forgive me for my wrong thinking and teach me through Your Word how to renew my mind and have a healthy and positive thought-life. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart to be acceptable in your sight, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.