There is an invisible enemy that can trip you up every time and cause you to make really bad decisions…I’m talking about the battle in the mind.
98% of the battles you fight will be won or lost in your mind first.
II Corinthians 11:3 says, “But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”
Philippians 4:23 – “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.”
II Timothy 1:7 – “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
The battle for your mind, is vicious. It is intense. It is unrelenting, and it is unfair because Satan never plays fair. And the reason why it is so intense is that your greatest asset is your mind.
And you know whatever gets your mind gets you. So one of the most important things we need to learn is how to guard, strengthen, and renew our minds, because the battle for sin always starts in the mind.
If you don’t think right, you won’t act right. Wrong thinking leads to negative emotions and negative emotions leads to bad decisions.Its a battle for your mind.
The Bible talks about:
- a troubled mind (2 Kings 6:11)
- a depraved mind (1 Timothy 6:5)
- a sinful mind (Romans 8:7 NIV)
- a dull mind (2 Corinthians 3:14 NIV)
- a blinded mind (2 Corinthians 4:4)
- a corrupt mind (2 Timothy 3:8)
Romans 12:1 tells us to renew our minds. The battle for the mind is worth the fight.Your mind is your greatest asset.