“The major battle for a believer is in the mind. It’s not what happens to you in life; it’s how you process it in your mind…We have the solution in scripture but we have to act on it.”
Easier said than done, huh?
That’s what I thought too as I drove along, listening to the recorded sermon. Pastor Wayman Mitchell continued, “If you want peace, pray. Control your mind. Act on God’s words.”
Those words reminded me of the Bible study we recently had at church, where Myron encouraged us to take dominion over our thoughts and guard our hearts. It’s such a powerful concept that he links those two things–our thoughts and our hearts–to his longevity in living for Christ and his ability to overcome anything life throws at him. I’ll share some of his insights on that next week.
In the meantime, let me leave you with a few tips to help you in this area:
- I encourage you to meditate on this scripture this week:
Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace. Matthew 6:6 MSG
- Then check out this link I found while looking for some tools to help a friend who’s struggling with controlling her mind. I don’t personally know the author nor the ministry but the article has sound tips so I’m sharing in hopes that maybe it’ll help you too:
We can do this, friend. Our God will help us!