Where is Your Thought Process?
Joyce Myers wrote a book called “Battlefield of the Mind.” While I have not read it, the title captured my attention. It is safe to say that if any believer or person wants to be successful in his or her spiritual life, it will require a victory in the area of the thought life.
In Romans it mentions, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) When the transition happens from being lost and in hopeless state, we bring with some unhealthy perceptions in our new life in Christ, which are skewed.
Individuals come with addictions, others with host of unanswered questions, while some just are unsettled or unhappily with circumstances of life. Thou some might have entered the kingdom with more of noble or cerebral process. Whether your life was ok or destroyed, there is still a lot of repairing from just the mindsets of our world and culture. Since these learned perceptions are instilled in our thinking, so we must retrain our minds for our life in Christ.
So For me, I try to match my thought life with scripture, as Paul writes, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8) This previous list is good filter to challenge what is on one’s mind.
Some thoughts may have some level of truth, but is that thought noble? Other situations might seem admirable; however, is it praiseworthy to ponder? If anything can get through this list, it must have some eternal value. The Word continues to motivate believers to discipline our minds through lenses of Christ. Where are you in the battlefield of the mind? Chaplain Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick. You can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: This is the work of the kingdom of God: people in the hands of the Redeemer, daily functioning as his tools of lasting change. Paul Tripp
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Therefore, be very strong to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left … Joshua 23:6