I’ve been practicing this for the past few days and it’s been working.
A few nights ago lots of things were going through my head as I drifted off to sleep. In these troubled world times sometimes individual troubles look so small compared to the issues going on around us and sometimes it appears selfish to think about yourself and your little bubble on the background of global issues surrounding war, terrorism, natural disasters, disease outbreaks and mega financial catastrophe. Yet, whether the trouble is in their head or on a war front –people still suffer. I lay thinking about the wars that take place in the human mind. The wars many people fight against harbouring bitterness and unforgiveness, the war against fear, the war people fight against breaking down or giving up or giving in.…. I asked, Lord, what else can be done to help ones thoughts?
Thoughts are processed in the mind.
Many people know scriptures about the mind and there are clear instructions on how to keep our minds in check but some are still struggling with their thoughts, still having more bad days than good.
As I lay thinking about my mind and thinking about my thoughts, The Lord brought a scripture to me very quickly. A scripture that doesn’t talk about the mind or thoughts on its own, but has a lot to do with everything.
The answer was so clear. I just had to share it.
‘Now if we put bits into the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we guide their whole body as well. And look at the ships. Even though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines. In the same sense, the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold how great a matter a little fire kindleth’. (James 3: 3-5). KJV.
Simply put, one way we can control thoughts is by speaking to them!
‘For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.’
(Mark 11:23). KJV
When those thoughts are going hay wire in the wrong direction, taking all sorts of tangents and kicking up a storm, call them to order, send them where they should go , tell them to be still and then speak and guide your mind into what to think about.
-We are instructed to think about good things and heavenly things.
(Philippians 4: 8, Colossians 3: 2)
-We are instructed to guard our hearts. (Proverbs 4:23)
-We are instructed to renew our minds with the word of God.
-We are instructed to bring our thoughts into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5)
Keep those thoughts in check by speaking to them.
Try it today and