The Personal Journey 365, Mind Battle Strategy Part 2
Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Ephesians 4:23 (NLT)
The Mind Battle Strategy
It is not a matter of “if”, but “when” the mental battles come. The key is to be prepared. So when tormented with a thought or thoughts that you have discerned as being wrong and will not go away, you now have the tools to do battle – P.R.A.Y.
Get ready, the thoughts will come and usually when you least expect. You DO NOT have to take ownership of these thoughts. It can be very subtle, like a thought that you just do not know where it came from, to a pressing emotion that beckons immediate but unwise actions. The point is to recognize it, capture it, discern it, then deal with it accordingly.
Be aware of what you are really fighting− not flesh and blood, but the Enemy posed to kill, steal, and destroy everything you hold dear (Ephesians 6:12). The Enemy is the master of lies and deception, but you have the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, who knows the truth.
Know who you are in Christ: You are bought with a high price, redeemed, accepted, adopted and complete in Christ. You have the authority as child of God, and as a co-heir with Christ. The Enemy has no power, only lies. See I Am Worthy!
Use the Word of God, Holy Scripture, sharper that any double-edged sword as the weapon dividing the Spirit from the flesh (Hebrews 4:12). Speak aloud, “I take every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ.” Or find a passage of Scripture that speaks to your particular situation. The very mention of his name, Jesus, has the power to abolish any destructive or untrue thought.
Submit to the power of God, through the Holy Spirit within you, resist the devil and he will flee (James 4:7). If the thoughts continue, seek shelter in the tent of the Almighty, the safe place (the refuge of God, Psalm 57:1), rest in him, and all thoughts will come into proper perspective.
Your spoken words do have power; therefore, knowing who you are in Christ and speaking scriptures aloud opens the door to God’s glory, blessings, and direction in your life.
The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63, NLT
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