We may not have initial control over every thought that crosses our mind, but we do have the choice to control what thoughts we harbor and meditate upon daily.
Every thought, emotion, and image you choose to dwell on will…
- Consume your mind;
- Feed your desires; and
- Drive your passion.
You are the gatekeeper of your mind.
We live in a world of stress, worry, fear, doubt, unforgiveness, comparison, and low self-esteem. These emotions are very real, but they will become toxic if they’re not harnessed.
If you focus on any one of these emotions, they will become toxic for your mind and body as they breed sickness, anxiety, depression, and ultimately mental, and emotional torment.
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV).
“We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One” (2 Corinthians 10:5 TPT).
3 lines of defense to build a healthy mindset:
1. Take authority over your mind.
2. Protect your mind.
3. Feed your mind the Word of God.
These 3 lines of defense need to be your default in life. Anytime you are doubting, confused, stressed, depressed, etc. one of these lines of defense have been compromised.
What do you think about?
What do you meditate on?
And what do you feed your mind each and every day?
All of your answers are contributing to the growth in your mind and will become magnified in your life.
How can a toxic thought be destroyed?
Well, if you don’t feed the thought, it will die. So, whatever you do, don’t feed it UNTIL you actually starve it to death.
When things are tough and you start spiraling out of control…
Remember to use the 3-day rule. The 3-day rule is a healthy limitation and boundary to process through your stressor.
This is when you restrict yourself and intentionally choose to not be sad, mad, or down longer than 3
days, because you will begin to self-destruct. So, use your time wisely as you seek the Lord, cast your cares, and allow yourself to be real and vulnerable with the Lord.
Don’t hold anything back…
Be honest and open to the Lord’s directions and strategy.
Most of all…
- Be willing to ask for forgiveness;
- Be willing to forgive others; and
- Always apply the Word and wisdom immediately.
(The 3-day rule does not apply to a recent trauma since grief is a longer process.)
Salvation is free, but to walk in freedom – will cost you everything!
Every ounce of wisdom, strategy, and revelation in your life was given to you from Father God. Over time these truths will give birth to your anointing as you walk in VICTORY and live in FREEDOM.
Every victory in your life came with a price, because it cost you something. Your freedom is a treasure to share with the world and more importantly, to give to your children as their inheritance.
Know the Nature of Who is Speaking
A. The enemy’s language is lies and he speaks with condemnation to:
- Distort how you see Father God;
- Dismantle your identity and self-esteem;
- Warp your viewpoint on how you see others, yourself; and ultimately
- Deceive your mind from knowing and believing the truth of who you are in Christ.
The enemy always tempts you to sin… then he taunts you because you did.
Sin will take you farther than you ever thought you’d go; it will keep you longer than you ever intended to stay, and it will cost you more than you ever expected to pay.
B. The Holy Spirit’s language is truth and He speaks with conviction…
His motive is to convict your mind, heart, and spirit to draw you back to the will of God.
- Do you have thoughts that keep you up at night?
- List each thought and how it makes you feel.
- Star the thoughts that torment your mind and rob your peace.
- Label each thought if they’re condemning or convicting.
Once you identify your thoughts and know the nature of who is speaking, it will become easier to distinguish between the thoughts and voices in your mind.
Now take authority over your thoughts… Why? Because you are the gatekeeper of your mind.
I bind every condemning thought that is tormenting your mind and invading your thought life right now. I speak life over you. Your mind is recalibrating and lining up with the Word of God… choosing to dwell on the thoughts of who you are in Christ.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You will live out your full days as you walk in your purpose and destiny in Christ. You are not weak and lacking in any way. You are wise, strong, and powerful in Jesus name.
Father God has extended His hand to you and He will show you the way, because you are not alone. His love is more than enough for you, and He is a restorer of everything that has been broken and missing in your life.
Rise up my child, you are anointed for your journey… because you are the gatekeeper of your mind.
Love and Prayers,