Winning The Battle Of The Mind
As we encounter people throughout our lives, some people stand out in our minds as people who seem to have it all. Cars, homes, clothing, the perfect job and much more. Believe it or not, there are people who look at you and are convinced you have it made! Whether it be the clothes you wear, the vehicle you drive, your house, your job or something else. You are the one they desire to emulate. Even though you may not look at yourself in that manner, others do.
What others do not see is the battle of the mind. In most cases, no one knows about the battle that rages inside of you. While others see order and a role model, you may struggle with self-esteem issues or guilt. In fact, many people spend more time fighting this battle than is often realized. Sometimes this struggle is manifested by the perceived need to measure yourself against a standard set by someone else. In other cases, it is the struggle with the confidence of knowing you can achieve a task even though your history says you will fail. Another example is the incorrect attitudes of thinking you have done so many bad things that Jesus will never accept you even if you repent. Maybe it’s just outright fear that possesses you every time you speak in front of a crowd or sing in front of your church. All of these situations, and many more, initiate a battle between doubt and the promises God has designed for your life. If you want to know how to become victorious over these battles, keep reading.
Please allow me to use these next few sentences to help you. Throughout the New Testament of the Bible, it talks about your authority through Christ Jesus. You need to realize that God did not create Christians to be powerless against all that might try to prevail against the body and mind. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). If you believe the Bible, you should not allow negative thoughts, feelings or emotions to control you and cause you to live in fear. As for fear, the Bible says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”. Through faith in Jesus and His Word, you can become victorious over these situations that wage war in your mind. Once you’ve grabbed onto the truths listed above, open your Bible and read what is written in Philippians 4:8 and then do it. If you earnestly grab onto what these scriptures say, you will begin to notice you are having fewer battles and that you are victorious in the ones you face.