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Your Mind Has to Be Strong

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline”

– 2 Timothy 1:7

Yesterday, I encouraged you to never forget that God has great thoughts and plans for you! Allow His thoughts to determine your future and your reality. It’s no secret that the worst decisions that we’ve made in life were emotional ones. It’s something we all intuitively know because we’re all humans, and we all experience it the same way. 

Every time we said something mean, we were emotional. There is a great deal of emotion involved in not being present when we should have been. As you and I both know, if you are not where you want to be, it’s usually because of an emotional issue. So here’s how we become better: We become better by understanding that our minds have to be stronger than our feelings. To be successful, your mind has to be strong, and it has to be stronger than your emotions as well.

Friend, in order to strengthen your mind, what should you do, and what does God have in mind? Does trying harder make your mind stronger, or do you receive an advantage when you try harder? The answer to this question is no. Sometimes it might seem like that, even though it’s not the case. Here is how you go about it, as Jesus tells us plainly: Whenever you do something, you do it with faith! And what is faith? It is a seed. Here’s what you need to do if you want to change your life — you need to plant seeds. The Word of God is a seed that you should plant in your life in order to reap its benefits. Whenever you plant seeds in your life, they grow over time, and they become bigger than any of your faults. 

Prayer


Father, I ask you to strengthen my mind by planting the right seeds from Your word.

Reflection


Have your emotions led you to make unwise decisions? How can you improve in the future?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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One Response

  1. Bobby is absolutely correct on this one, as usual. The problem–not “issue”, this is a problem–in our culture today is that people are feeling their way through life as opposed to thinking their way through.
    Students are no longer taught how to think, they are indoctrinated in what to think–critical thinking has become a relic of the past.
    Great advice, Bobby.

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