Do you ever find yourself fighting the same fight over and over again? You know that same temptation just seems to keep on knocking at your door and even though you don’t want to, you keep on opening the door and inviting that baby in! And then comes the guilt – you feel bad, you are disappointed in yourself and you can’t believe that you’ve done it again!
Through your relationship with Jesus Christ, you have the power to make the right choice and be victorious! It is not always easy, but it is possible! You don’t have to let sin trap you, discourage you and keep you from the awesome things that God has for you! Remember: The thought comes before the action! This is where we have to learn to fight the fight – in the thought stage!
First, you need to know who you are in and thorough your relationship with Jesus Christ! I Peter 2:9 says: “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His wonderful light!” Knowing who you are in Jesus influences your thinking! Get your thinking right and you can get your walk right!
Second, you need to answer the question: “Who are you?” This is a little bit different line of thinking from above, although it almost sounds the same! Proverbs 23:7 tells us that “As you think in your heart so you are…” It is the thoughts that we think today, that will produce tomorrow’s results! Who we really are is a result of our thinking, which has been developed as a response to our circumstances. Most of us are not living up to our potential! We are not living in the power of who we really are and the great tragedy is: “who we are is so much less than God has intended!”
Third, you need to start to exercise and grow your mind to think the right thoughts! We do this by putting into practice Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” I like to think of this as “Catching The Right Train!” At any moment you have multiple thoughts running in and out of your mind. You are the one that will make the choice about which thought you are going to give your attention to. We need to make sure that we give our attention to the right thoughts, God’s thoughts and let that be the train that we are riding! If you want to change your destination, you have to change your train!
It’s your mind and you get to make the choice! It is not easy, but it is possible – let’s do this thing that God is calling us to do!