Adopting God’s Mindset
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
All things bright and beautiful…
All creatures great and small…
All things bright and wonderful…
The Lord God made them all!
He gave us eyes to see them…
And lips that we might tell…
All things bright and wonderful…
The Lord God made them all.
The above nursery rhyme sounds to most as a cliche, sung mostly to children but the thought of its lyrics is reality for me and should be for us because it’s His thought on creation. After creation, God said, “… everything was good.”
Everything is beautiful. God’s word says of you that ” you are beautifully and fearfully made.” Seeing God’s word as written for your daily living is a thought pattern we must develop for living life.
The Bible says, “As a man thinks, so is he.” Your thought life is your real life. You become what you think, so allowing wrong, negative , lies from the enemy or philosophies of this world to flood your thoughts will determine your life style. Reflection of your thoughts is meditation. The way you think is your perception of things, that’s why you act out your thoughts. What you allow to grow or linger in your mind takes control of you.
Our focal Scripture: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4,5).
To adopt God’s mindset (thought pattern) is to meditate on the Word of God and believe it, then you will act as His word declares of you. No failure, impossibility ,imperfections because you are complete in Him who is the head of all principalities and powers! And further more, Christ has given us authority to use His power to destroy the works of the devil and over all powers of darkness / enemy here on earth. You are above only and never beneath.
That power is the word of God! You can only counter a thought by speaking the Word of God that negates such imagination: that is, cast it down!
You have to use the power given you in Christ to trample and pull down ungodly mindset. There are many thoughts that impress on you that you are a loser, you cannot make it, you are too small, you are not good enough, not smart enough, you are not intelligent, it’s not for people like you, you cannot attain that level of excellence, live as you feel because God does not care about you. Among such thoughts are strongholds trying to exalt their-selves above God’s truth (the word) that calls you more than a conqueror, victorious, heirs to the kingdom, royal priesthood, chosen nation and a peculiar people, graced, blessed, head and not tail, light and salt to the earth, carrier of His divine nature, anointed and prosperous! Awesome!!!
Using the Word through meditation builds your faith to action always.
As you think upon it, the bigger it becomes and floods your mind with its possibilities and you become the stronghold for the enemy and all his devices cannot hold you bound because you have been set free by the Truth! The devil is a liar and father of all lies. If God does not say it, then it’s not true.
Strongholds are created in the mind and the battlefield is in the mind, so the Scriptures advice us to guide our hearts/ mind diligently. Watch the words and thoughts that you allow into your heart.
For further study:
1 Corinthians 2:16
Personal declaration for the day:
I have the mind of Christ and i use it daily.
Questions for you to reflect on
Are you aware of the kind of mind you have been gifted with?
Are you using it to capacity?