We have been promised that we have the mind of Christ. Which means we have His thoughts, His feelings, His purposes and His desires. We are also promised that we have a tree growing in our hearts that produces love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
But my reality is sometimes my thoughts are evil. Sometimes my desires are selfish. Some days it feels as if my fruit tree is a barren shrub. I know who I am in Him. I know His promises concerning me are true. But how do I get my reality to align with spiritual truth?
Have you ever had a dream where you were acting out of character or that produced fear? And you realize you are dreaming so you wake yourself up?
Maybe that is what I need to do. When I find myself acting contrary to who God says I am, contrary to the promises of God, I should wake myself up. Maybe I should say to myself when I am fearing, when I am impatient, when I am thinking the worse of someone, “Hey this is not me. I have the mind of Christ. I have His thoughts, His feelings, His desires, His purposes. Wake up Melissa. You are having a nightmare. Your reality is that you have the mind of Christ. You have a blossoming fruit tree in your heart. Wake up, Melissa and walk in the reality of who you truly are.”
“But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes].”
1 CORINTHIANS 2:16b AMP