A couple of years ago, I read a book written by Joyce Meyer, which changed my mindset on so many things and gave me insight into how our mind is a battlefield.
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, and feelings of condemnation: all are attacks on the mind. We need to use spiritual weapons to think effectively. I will focus on feelings of condemnation for today's blog.
A voice once told me that I was not worthy of many things. I would brush this off and give the impression that those words did not affect me; behind closed doors, I would think about the words. The words started gaining root in my mind, then eventually, I began to question my worth. It wasn't long before I realized I had a weapon, which was a spiritual weapon of the word of God, which says there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
The battles we fight in our minds can destroy so many things in our lives. You have to be deliberate and fight these strongholds; if you worry or have doubts, what does the word of God say about that? If perhaps you have been made to question your worth, what does the word of God say about that? Depression, confusion, and resentment, what does the word of God say about all of these? Strongholds are built over time in our minds; you have to speak the word of God daily over these situations until they have no root again. I had a daily affirmation by Eno Jerry that I would talk continually over my life every day in a particular season of my life.
Unfortunately, the accuser of the brethren will always be at your doorstep, will come in different ways, overcome him with the word of God. The accuser is usually close than you think, spouses, friends, family, and coworkers.
It is my prayer today that no matter what the mind tells us, we will learn to use the work of God to overcome. The word of God is our greatest weapon. Sometimes it is to find peace and gain control over your mind. Shalom.