A Defeated Foe…

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Have you ever walked through a season in your life that your mind just wouldn’t shut down those negative thoughts?

 

You don’t belong there…they don’t even like you…you aren’t good enough…and you never will be…you don’t fit in with those church people…they are judging you…they are purposefully avoiding you…

Well you know what I have to say about that?

 

HOGWASH!

 

Or what about those of us who have served God for years? We aren’t above this STINKIN’ THINKIN’ either!

 

You don’t have what it takes…you are such a mess…how are you going to minster or lead these people?…remember what you did way back when?…you might as well just sit down, shut up, and warm that pew!

BOLOGNA!

 

“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” – Marianne Williamson

It’s time we place that ole’ lying devil under our feet and get about the Master’s business!

 

1 Peter 5:8 says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

 

Now why in the world do you suppose this refers to our minds and the devil devouring all in the same scripture?

 

Because Satan knows how to trip us up. Notice I DID NOT say he knows how to defeat us…because we all KNOW that we KNOW that we KNOW that Satan is the defeated foe!

 

Hallelujah!!!

 

It’s time we tell the negative committee that is meeting in our heads to SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!

 

Do you understand this? WE WIN!

 

However, we can’t just say “We Win!” ,we have to BELIEVE “We Win!”

 

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”Romans 12:1-2

 

We must ‘renew our minds’ by presenting our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable unto God.

 

Take those negative thoughts captive in Jesus name! #SpeakLife over that situation, whatever it may be, however impossible it may seem.

 

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9

 

If you want to keep that Stinkin’ Thinkin’, then do not follow the commands in the above scriptures. Go ahead and let that negativity come on out of your mouth…go ahead and join in on that undesirable conversation and gossip, go ahead and listen to that destructive music…go ahead and focus on the adverse…

 

BUT, if you are ready to rid your minds of this Stinkin’ Thinkin’, then go right ahead and surround yourself with positive examples…surround yourself with women who will uplift and encourage you…listen to inspiring music…be intentional with your words…and go ahead and focus on the TRUTH!

 

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32

 

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8 thoughts on “A Defeated Foe…

  1. This post was so very edifying! The way you framed it, I saw the message of Philippians in a new light.

    I know when we replay negative thoughts over and over again, we are doing much damage to ourselves and for the Kingdom.

    The examples you listed of how to live out Philippians was very practical and helpful.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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