It’s mental discipline that sets one apart, the ability to think differently, and to generate energy in the right direction!
Don’t work against God by tearing yourself down!
Reaching Destiny requires you to monitor how you talk to yourself!
Our words shape our future and Destiny. When it seems too much, I just relax in His Presence and allow Him to minister to me. It is not always easy as it seems because we have placed s o much emphasis on achieving certain things in a specific time frame. But sometimes, God will come in and wreck your plans, because He does not require you to do His job. He knows the right time to bless you, so it is critically important that you humble yourself and take life one step at a time.
When God gives you a chance today, it does not require you to think about tomorrow or the next day. You don’t have to give yourself overload and worry yourself to an extent where you don’t know left from right. I have been there so many times, and honestly, when my mind is all over the place, I get headaches. This should not be so. Why worry about what you don’t have when God can use the little you have to expand and bless you? All this time God was showing me that when I am Faithful with the little, I will be Faithful with the big things (Luke 16:10).
This brings me to my next point which is to LET GO AND LET GOD. We have heard about this so many times; to let Him take the wheel, but how many of us sincerely have given our all to God? If you have given every burden, every fear, every worry to Him, each day should be an opportunity to dwell on positive thoughts, and trust that He is working behind the scenes for your life. I have been in many situations where I’ll be thinking about what to wear or who to date, or when to get married etc, and in as much as all these are important, I refuse to not allow it to stress or get the best of me. Is it really worth worrying about what you don’t have? Where is your Faith? Do we have to go back to basics?
Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). God does not bless FAKE FAITH, no no no. He knows you by name, He knows your thoughts, He knows how much belief you have, so no matter how much you try to cover it up, your Faith will be tested. We all have different levels of Faith; some have passed the test whereby they encounter serious issues that not a lot of people will understand, but in the end come out stronger. Some, on the other hand, are still in the process of developing their Faith. They say “I am rich”, but the next day they look at their circumstances and say “I can’t get through this”. Your words are powerful so what you speak shall come to pass.
I am in a season that is so sacred and refuse to allow myself to speak defeat. I choose to be intentional about discipline because I know it is a key ingredient for attracting Peace into my life.
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (7) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.
How accurate is this scripture in your season right now? I don’t take this lightly at all. We are in a spiritual battle every day with our mindsets, our health, our relationships, our finances, but through it all, GOD STILL REMAINS FAITHFUL! No matter what you may be passing through today, know that when you allow the Father to come into your heart, He will minister to you by His comforting Power and Perfect Peace. He wants to give you that Peace that surpasses all human understanding. So do not fear or be discouraged. Will this life be easy? No, but with the pain and confusion comes greater blessings and joy. It takes an intentional mind to be at rest with God and themselves.
Today, choose to discipline your mind to think positive thoughts. You don’t have to get everything done at once. Life is a process and you won’t understand everything about it. God is mysterious and He works behind the scenes for us, so do yourself a favor and discipline your mind. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). Do not allow your situations to define you, nor what others think about you. You are on a journey for yourself, so develop being a better you. When you realise and discover the wonderful and unique plan God has for you, your problems will serve you. You will never understand why the pain you are going through is too heavy now, but in the end, it will work for you. Those times you tossed and toiled and fought with everyone, you will realise that discipline is working for you.
In order to deal with life’s challenges, discipline is required. Don’t act as if you know it all because we honestly don’t have it all together. As I keep saying, it is good to be broken and vulnerable to the Lord. Don’t hide your story. Your story is unique and will set someone free. You are special, and know that God is consistently working on your mind, but you have to play your part too. We are in a spiritual warfare battle every day, but regardless, you can make a change. You may have a severe illness, but declare that you are strong. You may have lost your job, but you can use the remaining finances you have to set up a small business, you may be confused about the person you are dating, but you can open your heart to the Father for Him to speak on your behalf and grant you peace.
Maybe someone in the past has hurt you and you are finding it hard to forgive. Remember in my previous posts I stated that ‘forgiveness is a gift that you give to yourself’. It is allowing you to be free, so don’t put yourself in bondage by holding on to that burden and allowing the enemy to use it against you. You have to be strong in all you do and speak life into your situation. Do not allow someone’s offence to be a hindrance to you, but instead, discipline your mind and thoughts to see the best in them, because the way you perceive someone is how you will view them to be. Your mind is a powerful tool so feed it with discipline and reap beautiful results. The mind is not against you, it is what you say to the mind that produces results and what you feed your mind determines your appetite.
Luke 6:45 (ESV) “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks”.
Your mouth can be used to lift up or break down; you decide. Discipline your mind, thoughts and words to be a better individual and see how God will change your life around. A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. Just like running a race, in life mental discipline requires that you train your mind to go beyond what you think you can endure and then you discover the joy of accomplishing things you never dreamed as possible, but with GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!