THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND – Part 1
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,(ESV)
A battlefield is a place or situation of conflict. The battlefield of the mind is a conflict raging within the mind between different choices. These choices will determine what will gain ground and hold a person strong. Thoughts are formed and shaped in the mind. Many are however quick to blame the devil for the negative thoughts acted upon; hence want to extricate themselves from responsibilities. The bible however declares that it is what comes out of a man that defiles him. This clearly shows we have a part to play in the processing of the thoughts that filter into our minds. Thoughts are things; but what you do with these thoughts is crucial in ensuring victory in the battle. One thing is certain; you are supposed to win in the battle of life because God had made divine provision before the foundation of the world for your deliverance.
Whatsoever captures your mind engages it. The Word of God is explicit that our life goes in the direction of our thoughts ‘As a man thinks, so he is’. You are what you think. You can therefore only reap what you sow and can only birth forth and replicate what is within you.
The bible declares in Proverbs 4:23 that we need to guard our heart with all diligence. The responsibility to keep, nurture, protect and guard our minds is on us. Take charge and control what you allow grow and mature in your mind because it is a war zone. A lot of things want to gain our attention but we need to maintain our focus on the victory that is laid before us. Friend, there is curiosity in a place tagged as restricted. Men want to peep at what is confidential, eavesdrop at a private conversation and generally desire what is restricted. The human mind is in a state of conflict between the existing ideologies and a change which is in accordance with the Word of God. This battle keeps evolving as a revelation is needed for the next phase. You will always need to deal with the conflict of your mind through the sceptre of God’s word.
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Personal declaration for the day:
I will secure my mind with the promises of God.
Questions for you to reflect on
Are you fighting the right battle ?
Where are you fighting the battle?