How a man thinks so He is. (Proverbs 23:7)
So what’s on your mind? Because according to this Scripture, our thoughts impact the way that we live. Pondering this I decided to take inventory on my thoughts today. I became acutely aware that my God thoughts (thoughts in agreement with God) were much more productive than my negative thoughts (agreeing with lies). And the crazy thing is that often the pull to believe the worst takes over the agreement with the promises in God’s Word.
So here’s how it goes…..
I start to work on a project and I am overwhelmed. I decide that I can’t do it.
Scripture says: you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
I tell myself that I cannot help someone with their problem
God’s Word says that all wisdom comes from Him. He has this.
My child is not on the right path (or so I think).
God says- Trust the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding
I decide that I am not smart enough to keep up with the challenges that face me.
God says- I have the mind of Christ.
Friends, it’s time as Christians that we agree with God’s Word because as a man thinks so he is. Our mind in agreement with God leads us to actions that are powerful, anointed, and astonishingly effective. Paul gives us the formula for living as kingdom minded people:
Take all of your thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ Jesus.
In practical ways how do we do this?
- Seek God all the time
- Read and meditate on His promises
- Trust Him not your own understanding– sometimes our perspectives are based on false information.
As we seek to Make Space for God together, share your thoughts with us and how you practically live a Christ centered life and ways to take your thoughts captive in agreement with God.