Last week we talked about the negative thought patterns we believe and speak about ourselves. I asked you to pay extra attention to the thoughts you think and the words you speak about yourself. I encouraged you to write them all down and keep a running log.
The scriptures teach us to not be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewal of our minds.
Why, because then and only then will we be able to discern the will of God. If we believe lies about ourselves, we will never be able to hear the voice of God clearly and discern His good, pleasing, and perfect will for our lives. This in turn will hinder our ability to live out our purpose.
You see my friends, it is VITAL that our thoughts be in line with the truth. Of course this goes for everything else in our lives, but it all starts with what we believe about ourselves.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)
The scriptures also teach us to take every thought captive and make it obey Christ. Jesus is The Truth so when we hand Him our thoughts the light of Truth (Jesus) dispels the dark ones, and they are transformed.
“…we take every thought captive and make it obey Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
So how do we do this? The formula is Repentance, Rebuking, and Blessing.
1 - Repentance - I envision taking hold of the negative thought or word with my hand and handing it to Jesus while I say,
“Jesus, forgive me for thinking or saying these words about myself.
2 - Rebuke - I take a hold of this thought or these words (name the thought or words) and hand it to You.
I rebuke it and break every agreement that I’ve made with it in the name of Jesus.
3 - Blessing - I know that I am Your daughter, and You are blessing my mind and lips with the Truth. I receive Your blessing. Amen”
I encourage you to take out the list you created in the last week and do this for every negative thought and word you wrote down.
Pay attention to your thoughts and words in the coming week. Notice if they’ve changed or if some of them have recurred.
Keep the list going.
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We will take this subject a little deeper next week.
Praying for you,