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“Your Mind Has A Mandate To Focus On The Positive, But The Choice Is Yours”

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8

The mind is the intellectual faculty of the soul where the power to conceive, judge and reason abides. Your mind is the factory for exchange, and thoughts are its currencies. Thoughts are what the mind exchanges for feelings, focus and other life experiences. Emotions, reactions, and even a future, good or bad, are all dividends of thoughts.

Your mind is a competent investor. It always multiplies the currencies of its investment. It never lacks great turnovers. But the implication is this; if you make bad deposits into your mind (that is, evil thoughts), it works tirelessly to multiply it and produce bad dividends. But if you deposit good thoughts (God’s thoughts) you will, in return, reap good harvests from the produce of the mind.

Now, the good news is you are the CEO of your mind. You are responsible for its focus. You decide the thoughts you permit it to invest. Therefore, the choice is yours. While the Word of God has stated clearly God’s desire for our mind regarding focus, it remains our responsibility to bring into our mind the fragrance of the promises of God.

Your mind is your world. God gave you a mind to sculpture a positive, and not to carve your failures. The bible says “…Fix your thoughts on what is true…” Your life is your dominant thoughts.

If you accommodate bad thoughts long enough, your mind grows them until they produce bad feelings. Bad feelings then leads to bad decisions, and bad decisions eventually create bad experiences in your present and future.

If you desire to take control of your life, you must take control of your mind. Scrutinise every careless, unhelpful or evil thought that might be seeking dominance. Then allocate continuously positive thought to your mind to magnify.

Winston Churchill says, “The empires of the future is the empires of the mind.” In other words, what will dominate your future is whatever is presently dominating your mind. For example you cannot accommodate and accept mediocrity in your mind and expect a future of excellence and significance. If you want to change your life, you will have to change your thinking.

When a thought is fully grown in the mind, it forces itself into the secret place of the heart and becomes a deep-rooted persuasion, called the mind-set. Your life will always remain a loyal servant of your mind; it dutifully follows the path your mind sets for it. Your future is at the mercies of the governing persuasions of your mind (Proverbs 23:7).

What or who is setting your mind? What are you permitting your mind to focus on? Whose voice or counsel is directing your thoughts? What is deciding your focus? Hebrews 3:1 admonishes us to fix our thoughts on the Lord Jesus the apostle and High Priest whom we confess. Jesus Christ, who is the Word of God (John 1:1), is the only divinely authorised object of our focus (Hebrews 12:2).

Therefore, cast down every negative imagination on your mind in the name of Jesus, and embrace the promises of God for your life. If you are currently sick, embrace the assurance of divine healing of the Word (1 Peter 2:24). If you are in lack, activate your faith on God’s promises of prosperity (Psalm 112:1-3; Deuteronomy 8:18; Isaiah 48:17).

 Likewise, if the enemy is trying to destroy your self-confidence or self-worth through an evil thought or reaction, stand your ground and reject the devil in Jesus name. Focus your mind on the promises of God that reveal your true identity (Psalm 139:14-17; Zechariah 2:8). Let your mind be saturated with the Living Water of the Word of God.

 Never trade the truth of the Word of God for a lie of the devil. Instead, engage the reverse. Destroy every evil thought with righteous thoughts of the ever-living and faithful God. The resultant effects are victories, peace, fruitfulness and fulfilment in life.

Stay blessed

Wale

 

2 Comments

  • William Joukhadar

    Reply Reply November 11, 2012

    Thank you Wale for serving such wonderful food for thought. Keep up the good work, dear brother.

    Bill

    • Wale

      Reply Reply November 12, 2012

      Thank you so much Bill for your encouraging comment.
      Remain blessed

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