What we think about matters a lot. Sometimes we are bombarded with negative thoughts and imaginations and sometimes the enemy tries to regurgitate old folks tale to us and we find ourselves getting upset and angry over what happened several years ago and how we would have dealt with it and gotten our revenge over the enemy.
This is the enemy’s strategy to pollute our hearts and minds. If you are faced with such temptation, just tell the enemy to get out, sing some worship songs unto the Lord and pray to God almighty through his Son Jesus Christ for deliverance from the enemy’s traps.
This was my experience sometime ago. I love singing in the shower like most people I know but one particular morning I was so distracted, talk about waking up from the wrong side of the bed. I was in a hurry not to be late for work, I did not have my morning prayer, rushed into the shower before I realized it my thoughts were wandering all over the place, instead of singing a worship song unto the Lord, the wicked enemy bombarded my mind with negative thoughts of old events of more than twenty years ago, I gave in for some minutes rehearsing this and wishing I had done this and done that until I realized myself and told that devil to go back to the pit immediately! and it did.
At another occasion the devil was telling me how someone treated me badly, after thinking about it for a few minutes, I shouted at the devil to get out!! of course I was alone in my vehicle, I told the devil, you made her do it, if not for your lies and deception, she is a good person and I will never listen to your lies. Get back to the pit in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!!!
Yes these are my experiences and strategies, yours might be different from mine, whatsoever the case maybe, know that the enemy has come to steal, to kill and to destroy but the Lord Jesus Christ came to give us life in abundance. (John 10:10.)
Truly our minds can be a praise and worship center unto the Lord or a battle field perpetrated by the enemy.
We don’t want to spend our precious time fighting unnecessary battles. When we worship God, he inhabits our praises and his Angels go on assignment on our behalf and fight our battles for us.
What are you thinking about now?
Beware of those unguarded moments, we need to pray without ceasing and not give any room to the enemy.
Beware of what you are thinking about.
The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:8,
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”.
Do not give any room to the enemy by dwelling on the negative past and do not rehearse the negative.
The enemy’s strategy is to distract us and turn our minds away from God by focusing our thoughts and imaginations on the irrelevant issues of life.
When such thoughts come, give Hod praise for allowing you to make it through despite the enemy’s plan.
Rebuke and resist the devil and he must flee.
Think only of the things that are edifying, encouraging and motivational. Seek God and draw closer to him. God bless you in Jesus mighty name.