Mind Traffic Control
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace #Romans8v6
Have you considered the condition of your thoughts? We go to a gym to workout our bodies, a doctor to improve health and choose to eat well to benefit digestion, but do we look after our mind?
Romans8v6 says a mind controlled by the spirit of God is peaceful and life affirming. I want my thoughts to be peaceful and not toxic, negative ones.
The mind is controlled by what we see and hear in a digital age where messages come at us constantly feeding minds with information. Some good, life affirming and positive, some not so good.
Our minds are fed by a variety of channels daily but one is particularly destructive and harmful - the one emanating from the enemy. Minds are under attack by Satan and he looks for ways to pollute hearts with negative words. He will attempt to invade minds with lies; we're not good enough, pretty enough, able enough. He will tempt with lustful images to lure us into sin.
But here’s the #goodnews, we've a choice what we think about and the messages we receive. Have you ever blocked someone on social media? Someone who was unkind or hurt you? Maybe they were a toxic influence and you had to protect your personal space from them. We can do that with the enemy too. We can block him from sending destructive messages in order to protect our minds.
Paul wrote in #2Corinthians10v5 we are to #takecaptiveourthoughts and make them #obedienttoChrist.
We can be our own Mind #TrafficController, diverting away negative thoughts and landing only the #positive, #peacefilled and #lifeaffirming ones.
Next time you scroll through social media, listen to a conversation or look at something online, think about your thoughts. Is this conversation speaking #peaceandlife into your mind or would you be better off out of. Is the image on the screen filling your mind with #goodthings or causing you to sin? Because we have the choice whether to allow our minds to be governed by the flesh or be controlled by the #spiritofGod.