THURSDAY 10TH MARCH,2016
TOPIC: MIND MANAGEMENT (3)
TEXT: Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them,”
Your mind is the doorway to your heart, and when a questionable thought arises, you always have a choice. You can throw the door open and let it in, or do what the Bible says: ‘Fight to capture every thought until it acknowledges the authority of Christ’ (2Corinthians 10:5). In other words, capture the thought before it captures you.
Imagine a thought regarding your self-worth arises; ‘You have been a loser all your life. You have failed in relationships and jobs and ambitions. You might as well write “loser” on your CV, for that’s what you are. The average person would say to these thoughts, ‘They are right; come in.’
However, you’re not the average person! You’re a new creation in Christ, led by His Spirit. So rather than let the thought in, take it captive, present it to the Lord and say, Jesus, this thought says I’m a loser and I’ll never amount to anything. What do You think? You’re submitting that thought to the authority of Jesus. If He agrees with it, then let it in.
If not, kick it to the dust bin! How do you know if He agrees or disagrees? Open your Bible and find out what God says about you. ‘We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ (Ephesians 2:10 NIV). ‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 8:1 NIV). Any thought that do not line up with God’s Word does not pass the test – and also do not gain entrance as well. That’s how you manage your mind!
MEDITATION: Eph. 6:12-13
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 13:24-58/LEV 19/PROV 29