27 Aug Mind Your Mind 2
“Your mental attitude determines your actual aptitude and altitude” RSD
And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], Ephesians 4:23 AMPC
In the first part of this series, we emphasized that besides the level of your spiritual capacity, it is the vitality of your mental capacity that influences the realities and conditions of your life. The state of the mind is so important to the condition of a man’s life that even if the body is healthy and the spirit is lively, his life will be incomplete without a sane mind. This is simply because the mind is where a man’s WILL, EMOTIONS and INTELLECT reside because the mind is a major aspect of the soul of man. This is why the devil tries to attack and distract a man’s mind with different issues and challenges so as to get such confused and devastated.
The mind is very important because it helps people understand their feelings. It is crucial in the interpretations of life’s circumstances, events, people’s actions and reactions. In fact, all our five senses: Smell, Taste, Touch, Sight and Hearing get their stimuli interpretations from the mind. The mind tells the body what the eyes sees and what the body feels. Therefore, as humans the state of the transformation of our minds will always determine our disposition, actions and reactions to all situations in our lives.
Hence, we need to really understand that all virtues and vices such as Fear, Falsehood Filthiness, Failure and more develop and find expression in our lives through our minds. Our disposition to life cannot be better without allowing our minds to undergo continuous and adequate transformation through God’s word so that we don’t become victim of negative information and situations in this world. Most people are living in different types of fears and phobias because of the state of their minds. Some are afraid of the future, health, relationships and they cannot find direction in these areas. Some dare not venture into new business territories because of fear of failure. Some wouldn’t even dream of leaving the jobs they dislike to start on their desired occupation because of their fear. Some cannot even travel to some places because of fear. Some people cannot have sound sleep and often have terrible dreams because of fear.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.2 Timothy 1:7 AMPC.
This bible verse made it clear that God is not the author of fear. And this could suggest that fear comes from the devil and a mind that is not fully rested on God’s promises and instructions. When Adam sinned and God came looking for him and asked him where he was and he replied that he was afraid because he was naked in Genesis 1:9-10. God asked him who told him he was naked. To be naked means being vulnerable and unprotected, hence was the reason for his response to being afraid. So, what is making you afraid as you are reading this article? You can overcome such fear because Fear is simply False Evidence Appearing Real. Hence, you must deliberately deal with it from your mind.
God doesn’t want you to live in fear and have phobia that will make you not to have enough courage to fulfill your dreams and visions in life. He doesn’t want you to live in condemnation even when you fall short of His standards but rather be bold to accept His correction by maintaining a solid connection with Him and also depend on His grace to help you obey His instructions. Don’t listen to the devil’s accusation of your failures and his intimidations too. Never allow people’s comments and the situations of life to make you feel inferior because God has given you a sound mind that can help you achieve outstanding success with amazing impacts in life globally.
“When you have a good mental awareness of your identity in Christ, it frees you from all forms of fear, anxiety, timidity so that you can have the audacity to fulfill your dreams with dexterity and also to live in peace, tranquility and in absolute serenity” RSD.
©Ralph Segun Dada 2017