A Sound Mind

January 28, 2016

Your busy schedule has you completely worn out. Your thoughts have your brain racing all night long to the point that it won’t allow you to get a good night’s rest. All throughout the day your mind keeps circling around one heavy thought and you focus on this pestering thought so much that it ruins your entire day.

Sound familiar?

It’s easy to get in that mind-plaguing rut where your thoughts quickly take dominion over you. It happens at the workplace, during school, at the grocery store. Our minds control our thoughts which controls who we are and who we will become. What we think about is what we’ll allow ourselves to speak. Because our minds are linked with our hearts, that programs the way we speak, think, and act.

Here is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. {1 John 4:18}

The Bible speaks about having a controlled mind that has fruitful thoughts. Remember what happened to King Saul when he became enslaved by his mind? He was imprisoned like a wild lion in a cage that can’t escape. King Saul was unable to escape his uncontrollable thoughts which lead him to visit the Witch of Endor in I Samuel 28.

King Saul’s thoughts lead him to the point of suicide, and the last person he sought was the Witch of Endor — not God. Now am I saying that our thoughts are leading us to the extreme of suicide or visiting a witch? Not at all — what I am saying is this: there is a distinct difference in Kind Saul and David. King Saul sought after humanism; King David sought after the face of the Lord. King Saul allowed his mind to wander to dark places while King David kept his heart focused on the heart of God.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. {2 Corinthians 10:5}

The Lord wants us to have a mind with thoughts that produce liberty and freedom.  Sometimes when I notice myself developing bewildered thoughts that only make me distressed and anxious, I speak what the Word of God says. Not only should we know His Word, but we should speak what His promises say. When we do that in the midst of trials, we are victoriously seeking a Supreme Power from a mind of imprisonment of fear.

Always remember that your frame of mind will produce your future outlook on life. Choose to not seek a life of humanism but a life after the thoughts that are infiltrated with the Word of God. I constantly have to remind myself in the midst of doubt with what the Lord has promised me by His settled Word.

For God that not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a a sound mind. {2 Timothy 1:7}