FROG_ThoughtsOur words have power this is true. Another area where the enemy can setup shop is your thoughts. Do you ever have thoughts that don’t line up with God’s word? If your answer is yes, then you must become the landlord of your mind. You acheive this by taking control of your thoughts.

Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ 2 Cor. 10:5.

You know your thoughts don’t line up with God’s word when they are negative and unfruitful. Those type of thoughts sound like (if said out loud) hurtful words that continue to repeat in your mind or temptation fed to you by satan. The enemy does not want us as believers to be at peace in our mind. He knows that the act of sin begins in our thoughts. Either type of thought must be cast down and spoke against at the precise moment.

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Eat and drink! he says to you, But his heart is not with you Proverbs 23:7.

Another truth, your thoughts can propel you – move you forward or take you backwards. Which would you prefer? Me too, I am moving forward. The first step to acheiving that milestone;

  1. identify the negative thought(s)
  2. Speak against it – cast it down
  3. Keep your mind clear of negative thoughts as you are the landlord of your mind

Don’t allow your thoughts to fester or take root in your mind. When thoughts take root in your mind your heart becomes open to that thing. Once a root it becomes the gateway to your heart. Once in your heart your spirit is open to that thing, whatever it is.

You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say Matthew 12:34 nlt.

The beauty is, there is still hope as it is never to late to back out of that thought that has invaded your mind and heart. Yes, harder but never to hard for God. You can still speak against the thing. God’s grace is sufficient for thee. When your thoughts are contrary or opposite to Gods word the believer allows the enemy (satan) to creep in. Take authority over your thoughts by speaking scriptures over your thoughts. Command your thoughts to line-up with God’s word. Be the victor over your thoughts.

There are those that yield to the negative thoughts by not speaking against it. This allows the negative thoughts to turn into actions or acts of sin. I am writing on this topic not just as words to live by but as someone who has struggled in this area. In fact, it is a continued work in progress for me. The bible says; people perish for a lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6.  I am reminded as I went through the storm with Jordan I entertained various negative thoughts but I always came back to my one constant that never failed and that is and was Jesus. I thank God for dropping these critical FROG nuggets into my spirit. As I write I am healing day by day. No its not easy but with each post I gain a piece of me back and I Trust God more and more for the rest. He proves his word over and over again. Have you tried him?

As always here is a song that has encouraged me and I hope it releases the same refreshing for you.