Your Mind Matters

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7, KJV

Too many times we get bogged down regarding the things that we encounter in our lives. Whether it is because our lives are monotonous in nature or there are looming, dire circumstances that we don’t know how to handle, we are bombarded.

What are we to do?

One thing we can do is pray—but, how?

In Matthew 6, Jesus instructs us on how we should pray, and He encourages us at the end of that chapter on what things we shouldn’t concern ourselves with (see the first paragraph again).

God knows better than we do that the number one place we are fought is in our minds. If the enemy can cause us to take the bait of cultivating a negative mindset, he can gain ground in our lives.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and some of the mental issues people go through are caused by not taking care of their minds. I am not a licensed counselor, therapist, etc. but the Holy Ghost lives within me, and I know that if we meditate on what the Lord says is thought worthy, we will see radical growth and change in our lives, beginning with our minds.

 This is not a post telling you to stop seeking professional help through a licensed counselor if you are receiving it. I am an advocate of strong mental health and awareness. Continue receiving the help you need; just take it with the Word, prayer, and faith.

 Your mind matters. Choose today what you will focus on—things of this world and get depressed, or things of God and live above your circumstances. Be encouraged and go with God!