We gauge everything by a percentage or a way of estimating how much space is taken up. Space in a computer (RAM), space in a room. Anywhere there is limitations.
What space or percentage have you given to your brain to worry, doubt, fear, forgiveness or not forgiving? 70%? 85%?
THINK for a moment. What is taking up your RAM? What are you allowing to live, breathe and grow inside your mind? What are you feeding it on a daily basis?
Bread is a great example of how habitual thoughts (good and bad) rise to the surface.
A bread recipe always calls for a small amount of leaven. Your mind is no different.
It takes a very small amount (thought) to start the process.
What thoughts are you faithfully watering today? Seeds of peace, honor, praise and gratefulness or seeds of HATRED, BITTERNESS, NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
I don’t know what sort of mind garden your growing. It’s none of my business, but it should be yours.
The space between your ears was designed to be filled with purity, love, health, joy, peace and everything GOD IS. You carry within you The DNA of GOD.
Are you allowing negative things in your container? A little worry, jealousy, hatred, low self esteem? What is the percentage of space your allowing to INFECT your future?
It doesn’t take much thought to destroy your life.
It’s time to empty yourself of the leaven, the negative in your mind. How can you do this? It won’t happen with your OWN POWER. You have none. 🙂
Christ is the source of all POWER. If you know Him, why on EARTH aren’t you taking advantage of HIS POWER?
Satan bombards us with accusations, pointing his finger at our past or justifying how we feel based upon how others have wronged us. How long are you going to allow the enemy to take up your SPACE?
God cannot empty the space in your head without your consent.
But he can show you how to do it.
Today, find His POWER in His Word. His word has the power to PUSH OUT the negativity, hatred, low self esteem and what ever is causing you pain.
But you must take the first step and open your heart and mind to Him.
When your home is a mess, do you clean it up? Do you take out the trash?
Of course you do.
Then why are you allowing the JUNK of life to infect and kill the priceless treasure inside…YOU? God cares about you more than he cares about the mistakes you’ve made.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
Worry, hatred, anger and negative words are a part of life and it may seem like a form of strength and power, but its not. It is Satan’s way of KILLING what is left of your LIFE-TIME.
I’ve personally battled with this in my own life. I’ve allowed a large percentage of my SPACE to be filled with thoughts of failure.
Here are a few examples. See if you can relate to them.
“You’ll never amount to anything. You can’t hold a steady job. You never finished college. Look at your spouse, she is better than you. Your dreams will never come true. A vision for your future? That will never come to pass. Look at all your mistakes. God doesn’t really care about you anymore.”
Michael Jackson delivered a powerful message. One that tends to offend the ego. It’s called Man in the Mirror.
The mirror reflects how you see yourself. I’ve learned to see my reflection based on how Christ sees me, not how I see myself. You and I must reflect so we can “take out the trash” daily.
Lies of the enemy are dangerous, but God’s Word will PURIFY the space between your ears giving you a RENEWED mind.
Resolve today to accept full responsibility for your mind garden. You may have been hurt by others. I acknowledge that. Was it your childhood, marriage, job? Take time now to reflect, then ask your creator to help you master the garden in your mind.
He is a gentle teacher who will not point the finger.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
Conquer the enemy by looking in the mirror. Reflect on your fears, shortcomings and perceived failures, all the while seeing them through the shed blood and power of Jesus Christ.
GOOD NEWS! Jesus knows and cares about you. He loves you and wants to help.
He went through what your going through right now. Satan attacked Jesus in the wilderness in much the same way. Click here to read the historical account.
I hope today’s blog post has helped you. If you doubt my words I can take it.
Just don’t doubt God’s words. 🙂