My life is my thoughts

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7a

The bible is saying you are what you think!

This is a powerful truth that most people have never sat down to consider.

It's very easy to sit down and blame our family background, who we married, our country of residence, our employers, our government etc for what is happening to us and where we are but the bible says you are what you think. Isn't that shocking?

Our mind is a battlefield and very powerful. What you think about always will come your way.

Job says in Job 3:25, 'for the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

What do you think about and what do you not think about?

Some people think and plan their lives based on the news on television, the films they watch, what people are saying, what their friends do, past family history, past failures and just general human beliefs.

As a child of God, let's see what the Lord expect you to think about. Philippians 4:8 says 'Finally brethren, whatsoever things are TRUE, whatsoever things are HONEST, whatsoever things are JUST, whatsoever things are PURE, whatsoever things are LOVELY, whatsoever things are of GOOD REPORT, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Whatever you want to dwell on and think about everyday must satisfy all the criteria listed out above in Philippians 4:8, this is bible standard, if it does not, then you have no business thinking about it, it does damage to you gradually.

For example, a doctors report you have received, does it satisfy the criteria above? yes it might be true according to the scan they have carried out, but is it pure? is it lovely? is it a good report? once you start answering no, then discard it. What do I do then, you might ask?

Think about one thing that satisfies all the criteria above and that one thing is the WORD OF GOD. The word says by his stripes you were healed (Isaiah 53:5), so that nullifies the doctors report, you keep thinking about the word and prayerfully speak it to your condition and walk in this truth.

The devil reminds you what happened to some or every member of your family which might not be good and as you listen to the devil, you begin to fear such will happen to you, does it satisfy the criteria in Phil 4:8, if not, discard it and find a scripture on it and hold on it. Keep thinking about that scripture and use it to nullify your family history and it won't happen to you.

Is it a financial crisis and it is staring at you in the face and the devil brings fear to your heart and you can't sleep as you think about it all the time, what does the bible say about your finances and provision, find a scripture and think about this scripture always and prayerfully walk in this truth.

Whatever it is, only the word of God is true, lovely, pure, honest, just and of a good report. Constant reading and thinking of the word of God is the antidote to depression, anxiety, fear, sleeplessness and all the evils in this world.

Think about the word, it will propel your life towards God's plan for your life which is good and perfect. Think about problems, past failures, fearful family histories, scary doctors' report etc and you become an easy target for the devil. You then conclude that this world is hard, unfair to you and scary. That should be the unbeliever's testimony not yours.

I pray today that as you begin to renew your mind with the word of God as Apostle Paul advised in Romans 12:2, you will reap the fruits of the word which is peace, righteousness and joy in the Holy Ghost in Jesus name.

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