If you’re a human being and are doing anything remotely productive with your life, then you have experienced what if feels like to want to give up. Anything worth doing is not easy, otherwise it would not be worth doing.
I was driving down the road the other day and my mind went off on a whirlwind of some of the nuttiest thoughts you can imagine. I began to think about a close buddy of mine and how he hadn’t texted me back. He’s such a terrible friend. I thought Why do I even invest my time into him? He probably isn’t getting back to me because he only cares about himself… Oh wait there’s more, I’m just getting started. Then I began to think about my church and what I didn’t like about the sermon the previous week. I haven’t enjoyed or gotten anything seriously useful out of a sermon there in months. Ridiculous. I don’t even know why I go there! Which is completely not true by the way. Just the week before the sermon rocked my world. Then I started thinking about an old girlfriend and how frustrating being single is sometimes. My mind started racing about what it feels like to love, to be loved, to be held, to hold someone and I got so pissed off. I am never going to find the right girl! Who would ever want me.
So, I would like to make a monumental point that has radically changed my life: NOT EVERY THOUGHT THAT COMES INTO YOUR HEAD IS YOURS OR FROM GOD.
We have an enemy. Maybe you have forgotten because we never talk about him in church but the devil is roaming around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. And here’s the deal folks, if you are doing anything even remotely productive for the Kingdom, the devil is trying to steal, kill and destroy your life. It’s a fact.
Once I woke up inside myself and realized all the heinous thoughts running through my mind I paused. I took every thought and compared it to the Word of God. None of them lined up with what He says. They were all lies.
In that moment I said out loud: “Satan, I bind you and all your lies. Shut your mouth and get out of my mind. Father, fill me with truth, fill me with love, fill me with freedom.”
In that moment it was like the switch had been flipped. All the feelings of bitterness, anger, loneliness, lust, frustration and judgement washed away and I was just fine. I Took Back My Mind.
My buddy texted me back, I went to church the next week and the sermon was #onpoint and God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above anything I could ever ask, want, think or desire.. He also meets all of my needs according to His riches and glory. Boom. Truth wins.
You are giving way to much authority to the thoughts that pop into your head. We have to examine each thought. Not in an obsessive narcissistic manner but if you have a thought and it doesn’t encourage you towards the goodness of God or deeper into your destiny then it most likely is a lie! Lies are lies. They have no truth to them. They are like, not true at all. Ok? Good, glad we cleared that up.
I want to challenge you today to dominate the authority over your mind. Get rid of all that stupid crap that the devil throws at you. Conquer it! You are an overcomer and all things are possible to those who believe.
The best is yet to come for your life,