"Renew Your Mind Daily"
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ"
(2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV) .
So many people today are not really enjoying their lives because of the condition of their minds. They constantly dwell on negative, destructive, harmful thoughts. They don't realize it, but the root cause of many of their problems is simply the fact that their thought life is out of control. They just dwell on any thought that comes.
More than ever, we have to understand that our lives follow our thoughts. If you think negative thoughts, then you're going to live a negative life. If you think discouraging, hopeless thoughts, can't-do-it thoughts, mediocre thoughts, then your life is going to go down that exact same pathway. That's why we have to take captive every thought and renew our minds with the Word of God on a daily basis.
I want to challenge you today to think about what you're thinking about. Don't let those self-defeating thoughts linger in your mind. Instead, speak God's promises over your life. Declare what He says about you. Take captive every thought and renew your mind daily. As you do, you'll be empowered to move forward into the abundant life He has for you!
Prayer for Today:
Father God, today I choose to take captive every thought. I choose to renew my mind according to Your Word. Holy Spirit, thank You for being my teacher and helper. I invite You to direct me in the way that I should go. Help me fulfill my destiny. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
I was going over my multiply site and read this sharing by Bro. Butch. It's true that most of us think NEGATIVELY...we harbor these thoughts rather than think POSITIVELY and desire a fruitful outcome of events. 99% of the time we are pessimists and we predict a frightful turn on situations in our lives. We have this WHAT IF's tucked inside the back of our heads and we never believe in what we PRAY for. We always do this! Perhaps right now you would deny it and say, I don't do that or I just try to be on guard or I just try to prepare for what is inevitable. Well, that's exactly how NEGATIVE we can be.
I understand, we don't want to be in situations where we can't do anything. We want to plan ahead and we want to be ready at all times. But if we truly believe in a higher power, that GOD, our LORD JESUS CHRIST will never forsake us no matter what, if we hold on to HIS words and if we just have FAITH in HIM because HE loves us so much because HE suffered for our sake...in fact HE has planned our lives even before we were born and all things happen for a purpose and a reason. Nothing happens by chance!
So today, look at your life and ask yourself if you have been a "MEGA-NEGA" or mega negative person? Wouldn't it be easier to just PRAY and think of GOOD things to come and BELIEVE in the power of PRAYERS? ...it's time to become an OPTIMIST and live your life right!