THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND
Are you actively serving the Lord in your mind? Do you have honest and realistic mental boundaries concerning what you will and won’t think about? Do you set aside times for mediation on God’s Word?
If you want God to do great things in and with your mind, the answers to those questions should be a resounding, “Yes.” If you answered, “No,” to any of them, you’re opening yourself to attack from the enemy.
Known as the “father of lies” and the “prince of the power of the air,” the devil wants to control the atmosphere of your mind. One of the ways he does this is to deceive you into believing your thoughts are harmless – that you can control them.
Remember, your brain has teeth. Your thoughts do come back to bite you because they become your attitude. Your thoughts affect your daily outlook and disposition. That’s why the Word tells us to think on things such as this…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. – Philippians 4:8
I’ve also shown you where the Bible calls your brain “the loins of your mind.” This means your mind is a reproductive organ. The thoughts you think become your words and actions. If your thoughts are dark, you reproduce enemies who want to destroy you! A good example is pornography. Porn always leads to ugly words and actions. Why do you think there is such a prevalence of child molestation and forced prostitution? Thoughts become actions.
I want God to do great things in my mind. Just like I want to see God do great things on my next mission trip to the jungles of Africa, the Amazon or the wilds of India, I want to see God move in the deep places of my thinking and the dark places in my accepted wisdom. My mind is just as great a missionary journey, and just as harsh and ruthless an environment.
How about you? Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to personally deal with you concerning your mind? Have you asked the Lord to show you problem areas, and potential snares in your thinking? You need to. You need to have a scripture for each trap the enemy sets so you can quote it back to him and send him and his lies straight back to the pit he crawled out of.
From my book: Soul Invasion