August 15, 2021
Most of life’s battles are won or lost in the mind.
Life you have is a reflection of the thoughts you think.
“You are what you are, and where you are, because of what you have put into your mind” Zig Ziglar
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
1.Take It Captive
6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. Romans 8:6 NLT
2. Filter It
my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies. Job 27:4 NIV
The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words. Proverbs 10:32
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19
Let your conversation be gracious and attractive[a] so that you will have the right response for everyone. Colossians 4:6
- You can’t control what happens to you.
- But you can control how you frame it.
4. Reframe it
“Satan shouts his accusations. He speaks his lies. But he whispers shame. Don’t believe the whisper. Believe the Word.” Greg Stein
“One Positive thought can change your whole day” Zig Ziglar
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. Romans 8:9
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8
“When you were dead in your sins…God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness”. Colossians 2:13
Take it Captive, Filter It, Frame It, Reframe It, allow the Holy Spirit to demolish the strongholds!