The battlefield of the mind, it is the most important battle we face daily. We are constantly warring against thoughts of fear, rejection and insignificance. And the funny thing is that when we loose the battle for our mind, we engage in a battle of flesh and blood that is futile.
So how do we win this battle of the mind? The Bible tells us to take every thought captive that opposes God. Therefore, we must understand the character of God to know if a thought opposes Him. Here is a quick and dirty list of thoughts that oppose God.
Any thought that
1. Leads you to believe you are worthless, unqualified, or insufficient to minister the Gospel
2. Makes you feel condemned or guilty
3. Produces fear or anxiety
4. Produce hopelessness
5. Puffs you up or makes you feel superior to others
6. Tells you God is angry with you, has broken fellowship with you because of your behavior, or does not love you.
7. Causes you to isolate or separate from the body of Christ for an extended period.
8. Adds a requirement, other than believing in Jesus Christ, to your salvation.
9. Says you have to work to earn God’s approval or acceptance.
10. Causes you to dislike, hate, disparage, or disqualify a group of people based on their ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation.
How do we make these thoughts obedient to Christ?
1. Break agreement. Whether you have believed these lies for a minute or a lifetime, today decide they are lies and refuse to believe them.
2. Declare God’s truth (which is generally the opposite of these lies).
3. Ask God for a greater revelation of His love for you.
We have been equipped with everything we need to win this battle of the mind. Let us be diligent to guard the thoughts we allow to enter our mind and especially what we meditate on. Remember, you are more than a conqueror. You are master of your thought life.
“We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 TPT