Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

“I Can’t Help It!”

When God begins to deal with us about wrong behavior, it’s easy enough to say, “I can’t help it,” but it takes real courage and faith to say, “I’m ready to take responsibility and get my life straightened out.”

Much of our thinking is habitual. If we regularly think about God and good things, godly thoughts become natural. Thousands of thoughts flow through our minds every day. We may feel we have no control, but we do. Although we don’t have to use any effort to think wrong thoughts, we have to use much effort to think good thoughts. As we begin to make changes, we will have to fight a battle.

Our mind is the battlefield, and Satan’s primary way of initiating his evil plan for us is through our thoughts. If we feel we have no power over our thoughts, Satan will entrap and defeat us. Instead, we can determine to think in godly ways.

God has given us the power to decide–to choose right thinking over wrong. But once we make that choice, we must continue to choose right thoughts. It’s not a once-and-for-all decision, but it does get easier. The more we fill our lives with reading the Bible, prayer, praise, and fellowship with other believers, the easier it is for us to continue choosing right thoughts.

It takes time to learn to choose good and push away evil. It won’t be easy, but we’re moving in the right direction every time we take responsibility and make the right choices.

Pray: Powerful God, remind me that I can and do make choices every day. Please help me to monitor my thoughts, choosing only those that will help me overcome the devil and win the battle for my mind. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

From the book Battlefield of the Mind Devotional by Joyce Meyer. Copyright ยฉ 2005 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

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Letting go!

Letting go is so hard to do. We hold on to people, past memories, places, things or bad habits. One of the reasons it is hard to let go is because “it” becomes comfortable and it can be fearful to us to make a change in our life that we know may be good for us. It’s the fear of the unknown! God has not given us a spirit of fear, but there are a lot of things in life we can allow to get the best of us due to fear. We fear that we will hurt others. We are fearful of being successful. We are fearful of change and being uncomfortable in the process. We are fearful of the work that comes with change and letting go. We are fearful to let go of our insecurities. We are even fearful of letting go of hurt and pain. We do not know how to be free of the guilt and shame of letting go and being free from: lies, hurt, negative thoughts and emotions, pain, rejection, loneliness, and all the things that satan tries to place in us.

There is a time and a season for everything, including people in our lives. When God says that the time or the season is up for a particular thing, habit or person learn the art of letting go. If we don’t learn to let go we end up in BONDAGE to: self, people, things, habits, negative thinking, hurt and pain, feelings and emotions. Which can all become STRONGHOLDS.

This process gets easier the more you do it๐Ÿ’ž

The longer you take the harder it is.

Remember, we have to let go of our old spirit man and die to self daily.

When God says it’s time to let go, let “IT” go!

Trust letting go and letting God…….. Real Talk๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

Walk as He Walk! It’s an Action

Great morning all, today’s scripture is about action. Jesus stood in the gap for our sins, and not His own. Therefore, we must walk as He walk if we say we know Him. Are we such a selfish people to say we know Him but refuse to keep His commandments? I was selfish for many years and said I knew Him. I lied to myself and others. I’m so grateful and humble that I come to Him with a repentful heart, saddened about all thetimes I took what He did for little ole me for granted. He wants to know us, the ones He stood in the gap for. Who else you know will die for our sins, our wrong doings, and then say Father God forgive them? Can we name one person? I don’t know one, not even myself……Real talk!!!

1 John 2:1-6
2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

The Test of Knowing Him

3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, โ€œI know Him,โ€ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

Free and healed!!!

It feels good when you can be free. If you are in bondage pray and ask God to heal you, deliver you, break every chain, free you from bondage and set you free from the things in life that hold us down like: fear, doubt, jealousy, envy, hatred, insecurity, self pity, unforgiveness, lust of the flesh, greed, stinking thinking, fornication, adultery, procrastination, laziness, idolatry, pride, gossiping, being bragful or boastful, looking down on others, and anything else you may struggle with. Declare that these things come out of your life right now in the name of Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to do a work in you. You cannot do this on your own, but the Holy spirit has to do it. Get in the Word and as the Holy Spirit reveal things to you he can do a work in you if you allow him to. So start on your road to Freedom. Real Talk!!! 

Admittance and Forgiveness!!!

This video speaks volumes. What the devil means for evil God can still turn it around for good. Look at God!!!

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What does your mouth produce???

Happy Thursday, today let’s be mindful of the words we speak. Ask yourself do your words bring forth life or death, negative or positive, uplift and edify or tear down others or even yourself. When you are able to answer this then you know what’s truly in heart. Let’s make that change if we need to starting today. Remember life and death are in the power of the tongue. Real Talk!!!

Today’s Scripture:

Matthews 12:33-37
A Tree Known by Its Fruit

33 โ€œEither make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart[p] brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.โ€

Are you a just man/woman?

Great morning all, Today’s Scriptures are:

Matthews 1:18,19

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

As I read the scripture it captured my attention that Joseph was a “just man”, so the question came to me how many of us are just? Joseph had the opportunity to put Mary on blast for something he felt like she did wrong to him but he did not. Let’s not be so quick to put people, what we think is an offense to us, on blast to others. Find out what is really going on first. The situation may not be what it appears to be. ๐Ÿ’žBe blessed!!!