When it comes to taking back your health, the biggest obstacle to overcome is what motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, calls “stinking thinking”.
Those negative thoughts make you feel defeated, discouraged, and depressed – all those ‘d’ words!
In fact, the word “devil” comes from the Greek word “diavolos” which means ‘slanderer’ or ‘accuser’.
If you allow slander or accusation to rule your mind, then mental strongholds are built that drive you to destructive habits.
To be victorious, commit to learning the skill of:
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”.– 2 Corinthians 10:5
I have a special article by Rhonda Jones of thechristianmeditator.com to assist you with that. Rhonda shares some excellent advice on how to renew your mind to God’s word and defeat negative thinking habits for good.
As Christians, we are in a battle every day of our lives. It is not a battle with our mates, kids, friends, or even our bosses.
The greatest battle that faces every believer is the battle with his or her own mind. But what does it mean to battle with the mind?
Our minds or thoughts are usually contrary to God and the scriptures:
These thoughts steal our peace and joy and interfere with living out God’s promises.
Here is what the Bible says about our minds:
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.”– Romans 1:28:
“to be made new in the attitude of your minds.”– Ephesians 4:23
“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”– 2 Corinthians 11:3
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern (conditioning) of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”– Romans 12:2:
Paul said it best in Romans 7:21 when he stated that he knows what to do, but has trouble doing it.
You can see from these scriptures that believers truly have a mind problem.
Ephesians Chapter 6 tells us to cast down every fiery dart that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bring every thought into the obedience of Christ.
This is easier said than done because many of our thoughts are unconscious.
It’s kind of like living on autopilot.
So how does Christian meditation help believers bring healing to their minds?
Christian meditation helps us to still our minds so that we can observe the subtle and subconscious thoughts that we’re thinking.
Spend a day recording every thought that comes to mind. Write it down. Then review your thoughts at the end of the day.
I had my daughter do this for a day and every thought she wrote down was negative and debilitating:
It was no wonder she was having so many emotional problems at the time.
Do you know that we would never let another person talk to use like this, but too often we say horrible things about ourselves.
The good news is that once you know what is going on in your head you can do something about it.
You can change your thoughts and change your life. You can replace negative thoughts with God’s word.
By getting still and quieting your mind and filling it with the truth of God’s word through Christ-center meditation you can uproot negative thinking and replace it with thoughts of peace, joy, and purpose.
Rhonda Jones is the author of a series of Christian meditation and relaxation CDs that encourages listeners to relax, spend more quality time with God, and learn to live more consciously and in the present.
Learn more at her website, thechristianmeditator.com
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?
I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.
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