Tuesday, September 9, 2008

As a man thinketh

‘For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. (Prov 23:7). Everyman is the summation of his thoughts i.e. if his thoughts are evil, he speaks forth such thoughts. It doesn’t just end there though the circumstances of his life conform to such uttered thoughts (i.e. the words that he has been saying). In the same vein, if his thoughts are good and righteous, his life will be filled with desirable occurrences. The key to cultivating good thoughts is to declare the immutable Word of God whenever unwanted thoughts of fear, anger and jealousy creep in. Just as the only way to fight darkness is with light, the only way to overcome evil is with good. Affirm the good about yourself and the evil will eventually vanish.

Heb 4:15 says that Christ is easily touched by the feelings of our infirmities however, this is not an excuse for inconsistent confessions. The Bible says you should hold fast the confession of your lips when you are going through trying times. The Scriptures also say in Heb 4:16, ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. If pressure is laid on you during this process, go into the place of prayer. Let the Holy Spirit work with the words that you have spoken, obtain a fresh supply of strength. If you start feeling depressed about negative words spoken to you, hold on to your confessions (speak them out of your mouth at that particular point in time) until the feeling lifts. Get into prayer right after that releasing anyone you have anything against. Pray until you get a release in your spirit and that level of attack will never disturb you again for the rest of your life. It is gone for good. Once you get that grace, you have advanced beyond that level. This is how we grow and develop moving closer to our fixed goal as we successfully pass through life’s different stages.

Find out what you desire in your heart and never separate your words from it. Do not let anything ever separate you from the love of Christ (Rom 8:35). Do not let trials and temptations ever affect the words that you are speaking. Understand that everybody is going through the same thing therefore, go through your own process joyfully. Death only comes to make the life of Christ manifest in your flesh. When men say there is a casting down, faith filled believers say there is a lifting up (Job 22:29).

The same event which causes the natural man to fail, contributes to the elevation of the righteous… if handled right. There are things that people say and do which awaken your Personal Recognition System to those things you might have been hitherto unaware of. You might have even felt bad when they first mentioned them. However, these types of words usually trigger unexpected treasure in you. If you stir up those things, you will discover that it was the Lord nudging you in that direction. This is because without such external pressures, you will probably stay put in your comfort zone. Therefore, be grateful to God when you enter such seasons. Do not get angry. Discover the new things God is trying to do in your life. Release those things and you will see the manifestation of God’s presence in your life.

1 comment:

edundayo said...

Great post, very informative and inspiring. The mind is truly the greatest gift God has given to man.

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