What are you thinking?
What you are thinking right now is paving the road to your future. Your thoughts will carry you to an expected end. Thoughts will dictate how you feel and what you speak. Your thoughts are who you are.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: . . . Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)
Satan has a plan for your life. Does that surprise you? Do you think that God is the only one who has a plan for your life? Quite the contrary. Fear and faith are given authority in our thought life. If we allow what we think to stray from the written Word of God (the Bible), if we allow imagination to rule our thought life, we will find ourselves fulfilling satan’s purpose rather that the plan and purpose of the Living God. Satan will use our thoughts to steal what God has given and has in store for us, to kill every God given hope and dream, and to destroy the love we have for the Lord and our ability to accept the love He has for us.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 (KJV)
Jesus, on the other hand, has come to freely offer life, and life more abundantly. He has destroyed the works of the devil and made it possible for us to receive the plan of God for our lives, to give life to every God given hope and dream, and to reveal and restore the love we have for the Father and our ability to accept the love He has for us.
. . . for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 (KJV)
Thoughts are like the wind
Thoughts are like the wind that fills the sail and moves a ship toward its destination. A concept or idea is like the ships rudder that steers the course. Where we are right now is the result of the sum total of our thought life. Oh, there have been other factors involved, but the way we think determines how those factors affect the course of our lives.
We can look at our situation, the circumstances surrounding our state of affairs and become overwhelmed by what we see and feel. Our thoughts can begin to tell us that we are beaten and should give up the fight.
Or, we can look at the Word of God concerning our situation, comparing what we see with what He sees, and take heart, fight harder, having done all stand, and receive the victory won at Calvary’s Cross on our behalf. We can align our thoughts with what the Word of God says and begin to act upon it.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)
Fight the good fight of faith, … whereunto thou art also called . . . 1 Timothy 6:12 (KJV)
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 (KJV)
What you are thinking today will take you to your reality tomorrow. Watch what you think.