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Controlling Your Mind
Controlling Your Mind

By Wayne McDonald

Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned and adapted to it’s external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].” You can control your mind! It is not easy but it is possible.

Jesus told us how in Matthew 6:31, “Therefore take no thought, saying what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or how shall we be clothed?” In this scripture Jesus gave us the key of how to control the mind. When you get a thought of fear or worry don’t speak it out of your mouth. Take no thought by saying it. Realize that when you get a thought your emotions start to respond to it. Don’t be moved by the emotion of it. Don’t take the thought. Refuse it by not talking about it and not speaking it out of your mouth.

Of course if you are struggling in an area it is ok to go to someone and tell them what you are dealing with so they can pray with you. However, they will only be able to take you so far, you must take the responsibility to control your own mind. Every one of us gets bombarded with thoughts regularly. When we recognize ungodly thoughts passing through our mind we need to cast them down.
 
Most of the time those thoughts that traffic through our mind will not stick around. But sometimes we do get caught in the “web” of the enemy and a thought will replay over and over again in our mind. When that happens we need to open our mouth and talk to our mind. We need to tell our mind it is not allowed to think on those thoughts in Jesus name. When we talk to our mind like that it will listen.

Open your mouth right now and say, “I am more than a conquer in Christ Jesus!” When you spoke that your mind had to stop and listen to what you said. You can control your mind by speaking out your mouth. It will take time to develop in this area especially if you are not accustomed to it. But try your best and let God’s grace do the rest! You can control your mind!