Battleground of the Mind
“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
When you’re waiting for God’s timing, the enemy will work his hardest to bring doubt and condemnation into your mind. This is the place I find myself today, struggling with the ‘what ifs’ of tomorrow compounded by the ‘what dids’ of yesterday. The enemy will use the truths of your past to condemn you.
Yes, I did many things wrong in the past, things I’m ashamed of, things I wished had never happened. The truth is, they did happen. When I’m in a time of testing, a time of waiting on the Lord, the enemy floods my mind with those truths.
How do I combat that? First, I remind myself the Lord has forgiven me for everything in my past, E V E R Y T H I N G. Second, I remember all He has done for me. He saved my marriage, rebuilt the relationships with my sons and called me to minister to those around me. Third, I listening to praise and worship music to draw closer to Him through worship. Casting Crowns, ‘All He Ever Wanted’ and Hillsong United’s ‘Oceans’ are speaking deep truths to me right now. Fourth, I talk with our Father. Call it prayer or whatever you like, just talk to Papa. Ask Him to help you through this time and He will. The combination of the 4 always helps, A L W A Y S.
We are the redeemed children of God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Next time the enemy attacks your mind, remember who’s you are, a child of the living God, the creator of the universe!