The battle is going on in your head..
The battle takes place in the mind.
Change your mind…
Renew your mind…
Change the battle outcome
We say that what we do not know can’t hurt us, but when it comes to God`s word, what we do not know will hurt us.
At any given point in our life there is usually some area that causes us trouble and distress.
It may be something you yourself are going through, or a family member , or a close friend, or something to do with your work or ministry.
Rick Warren , said how he used to think that life was a series of battles, followed by times of blessing.
Now, he thinks of life as being on two tracks, one track is blessing, the other is battle. They run concurrently.
The Psalmist certainly went through times of battle.
Trouble and distress have come upon me.
How do we respond?
The Psalmist`s answer is to keep trusting in the Lord.
We have to trust God when we don`t see a way out. We must walk by faith and not by sight. We must keep on believing that God`s words are fully trustworthy.
He said your servant loves them, your commands are my delight.
He fixes his thoughts upon the Lord.
He is the one whom you are to fix your thoughts on.
He said I will keep you in perfect peace, if your mind is stayed on me.
This is where faith comes in, because your mind, and your flesh wants to look to the left or right.
But we must remember that a faith that has not been tested cannot be trusted.
Sooner or later all of us go through times of testing.
In these times the challenge is to stay faithful to God, not to harden our hearts, not to get bitter, but to keep them soft and tender towards God.
He will see you through.
During these times of testing every time you feel like doing the wrong thing but choose to do the right thing, you grow in spiritual maturity, wisdom, character and faithfulness.
In spite of the great high moment of deliverance from Egypt , the people of God had fallen away in a time of testing in the desert.
Because the people of God kept on complaining, they never entered god`s rest, which was the one thing they wanted.
They did not trust God to provide.
Even though He had provided many times before.
When we do not trust God we lose the peace of God.
Find peace by fixing your thoughts on Jesus.
Fixing my thoughts on Jesus is sometimes challenging .
Keeping my thoughts fixed requires consciously putting aside my to do list, and tuning in to that still small voice of God.
Are you listening???
Replacing wrong thinking with the word of God, which is the right thinking will allow you victory and the ability to rest in Him.
May the blessings of the Lord be upon you.
C.B. Helping Hands Ministries