Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, just as your soul prosper. (3 John 1:2)
The Holy Spirit placed this scripture in my spirit and He began to speak to me concerning the health or state (condition) of the mind. We often talk about our physical bodies and keeping it fit but we rarely talk about our mental health. There are many walking around with mental wars going on in their heads that no one can see or notice.
God desires for us to prosper in our minds and therefore we must take time daily to feed our mind with things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtue and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). We must guard what we allow to enter our minds and keep the garbage (negative tv, worldly music, lies, gossip, porn) where it belongs in the trash.
What kind of mind does God require? The answer is in 1 Corinthians 2:16. We are are to have the mind Christ. How can we have the mind of Christ? Submission is the key. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to submit ourselves to Christ daily by studying God’s word, praying, worshiping, and occasional fasting.
We are to have the mind of Christ.
We are to set our minds on things above and not on the things that are on this Earth (Colossians 3:2). Set means to stay in position and the mind is to be placed in Christ Jesus. The mind is not suppose to deviate from the knowledge of GOD because it is then that earthly desires enter in that cause a falling away from God’s original intent.
God’s plan for our lives is to live in peace, the peace that comes from Him that surpasses all understanding, which will guard our hearts and minds (Philippians 4:7). The mind state of being should be in peace and not mental anguish. The mental anguish has caused many to be imprisoned in their own minds or held captive to their circumstances.
Focus is so powerful but it can be detrimental when it is not directed towards God. So many are worried, doubtful, full of fear, stressful and filled with anxiety because their focus is on things that are temporary or things that are seen. When we shift our focus then we will begin to shift our minds. What we focus on gives power to our lives!
What we focus on gives power to our lives!
It is time for us to give our minds a break once and for all! We need to exercise our minds with the written word of GOD so that it brings us closer to the living word (Jesus Christ). We are not alone in this world and there is help. The Holy Spirit will lead you to the right connections and places so that you can get the necessary treatment for your mind!