Unlock the Mystery
The key to victory in Christ-and in this life-is the knowledge and wisdom that unlocks the mysteries of life. That is why God wants you to pursue wisdom and understanding above all else. (Proverbs 4:5,7)
There is overcoming power in knowing it is God’s desire for you to succeed and prosper, as well as knowing how He has designed you to create success and abundance in every sphere you influence.
Abundance is not about materialism or consumerism. It is God’s will for you to live without lack-to provide you with every possible thing you need to successfully fulfill your purpose and maximize your potential. This certainly includes material things, but more importantly it means Spirit-inspired thoughts, declarations, and conversations/ divinely appointed relationships, business opportunities, and challenges-and above all else, supernatural gifts and abilities as you acknowledge every good thing that is in you in Christ. (Philemon 6)
The secret is out. It is your time to consciously paint the canvas of your life with whatever you aspire to achieve. Fill you mind with majestic thoughts. Generate excitement and expectation with every word that proceeds from your mouth.
Mind Your Own Business
You must learn to harness the power of your thoughts if you are to effectively reign as a king and priest on this earth. You must understand who you were created to be. You are a child of God and His representative in the earth. He has given you power, authority, and dominion to overcome adversities and all of your adversaries. Ephesians 6:12 says “that your fight is not with flesh and blood but with powers and principalities”. This fight can’t be won with your hands but only with your mind and mouth.
You must become as skilled in your thoughts and speech as a swordsman is with his sword. Taking control of your thoughts will cause you to gain control over your life. That is what putting on the armor of God is all about.
Possessing the Land
The first thing you must do in taking possession of all God has prepared for you is to take possession of your thoughts. You may not think this requires a great deal of effort, let alone training or practice, but there is only one thing harder to master than you thoughts, and that is your tongue! (James3:8) Winning the battle in your thought life requires meditating daily on the truths found in Scripture, studying diligently to show yourself approved, and becoming an earnest and lifelong student of the art of spiritual warfare.
In nearly every book of the New Testament, we are told to “not be afraid; only believer” (Mark 5:36), “gird up the loins of your mind” (1 Peter 1:3), “renew your mind” (Romans 12:2, and put on “the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16). We are taught in Romans that “to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6). We are instructed to “take every thought captive.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) Every battle is won or lost in the arena of your mind.
God instructs Joshua to meditate on His Word day and night so that it would fill his heart, mind, and mouth. Then He commanded him to be strong and courageous. (Joshua 1:8-9)
As a Man Thinketh
You are the sum total of your thoughts. As your deepest driving desire is, so is your will; as your will is, so are your deeds; as your deeds are, so is your destiny. Just as it was important for Joshua to govern his thoughts by the Word of the Lord, it is important for you to meditate daily on God’s Word-allowing it to fill your mind before anything else. You have been given the name above every name as your spiritual authority, and you have a two-edged sword, which is the word of God, at your disposal. Al things are possible to those who believe (Mark 9:23), but without knowledge of the word, you don’t have the correct truths to believe.
It is critically important to stay conscious of what’s going on in your mind. Random thoughts lead to random accomplishments that rarely build upon one another. Look at how Paul puts it in Philippians 4:8-9 “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious-the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse…Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into His most excellent harmonies.”
Look at what Paul again says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and prefect.”
If you do not take control of your inner thoughts, you will become a slave to your outer circumstances. You won’t be driving your life; the storms and changing weather will.
The Origin of Inspiration
Thoughts are spiritual, and so is the inspirational process. Man begins with a concept in his mind, something he believes he is able to accomplish; he joins his will and intellect to his imagination; and then expectation sees it through.
Think-for a Change
Every circumstance in your life can be changed for the best. The moment you convert your imagination into intentions and your intentions in to actions, a change must occur. Imagination is the natural product of meditation. Life’s opportunities and creativity diminish or explode based on your ability to harness your imagination.
Our lives are built by a series of thoughts, much as bricks are used to build a house. As a man thins in his hear- in the present active continuum, as he continues to think-he is building his life one brick at a time.