Are You Mentally Sturdy?

Posted on Sept. 6, 2022
By Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr.

The other day, when I was meditating, I was thinking about how our ideas and the words that we say cause feelings to be stirred up within us. It never ceases to amaze me how our entire demeanor may be transformed simply by a different thinking or a different recall of something positive or negative. The power of our feelings cannot be overstated.
They have the ability to either refresh or deplete us, and they play a role in determining whether or not we will approach life with a mindset that is focused on winning or one that is focused on losing. But it all begins with the thoughts that are going through our heads. Allowing ourselves to focus on the wrong things, such as destructive and restrictive thoughts, makes us mentally feeble and unsure of ourselves.
We waste time and energy when we focus on the things that make us unhappy. On the other hand, we fortify our thoughts when we focus on what is true when we trust God and reflect on His promises. As the Bible instructs, we speak positively to ourselves. Maintaining emotional equilibrium allows us to face challenges with confidence and a sense of having already won.
I invite you to conduct a mental audit of your thinking life today. Permit the Word of God to fortify your intellect so that you can defend yourself effectively against the assaults of the adversary. Instead of concentrating on how significant your troubles are, try to focus on how large your God is. Get your thoughts and words going in the right direction so you can stay strong in your mind and move forward on the path to victory that God has set up for you.
*2 Corinthians 10:5 (NCV) says: “…We capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ.”

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