The Battle of the mind
Life is filled with diverse trials and challenges. In fact, there is a vicious battle that constantly goes on in our minds, between self defeating negative thoughts, and positive thoughts. We have the option of yielding either to the negative thoughts, or to the positive thoughts. Apparently, negative thoughts always strive to dominate over the positive thoughts in our minds.
Since we are totally responsible for the thoughts we think, we must choose to confront negative thoughts daily if we want to win the battle of the mind. According to Scripture, God always thinks wonderful thoughts about us. We should think likewise about ourselves if we want to lead a triumphant life.
The doorway to a man’s heart is through his mind. For this reason, we must guard the thoughts we process through our minds because if we meditate on negative thoughts, it won’t be long before we act on them. On the other hand, if we choose to think and meditate on positive thoughts they will shape our lives and future in a great way.
Today choose to think “….whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-” (Philippians 4:8).
Excepts from "Making Wise Choices in Life"
Boniface G. Gitau
Vessel of Honor International Ministries