How Do You Protect Your Mind?

How Do You Protect Your Mind?

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“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”(1 Peter 5:8)

Satan attacks the most vulnerable place in us, our Mind. He attacks our thoughts and emotions resulting in depression, pain, suspicion, self-pity, stubbornness, misunderstanding. A person effected in the mind cannot progress much. He becomes crippled. Some of the ways how satan works are;

  1. He uses all your past life and hurts and keeps reminding you which crushes your spirit.
  2. He works through your loved ones and bring you hurt.
  3. He keeps telling you all discouraging words like ‘what do you think of yourself, you cannot do it, you are not worthy enough, you can never make it, your will life will be miserable forever, you are never going to have financial breakthrough, God doesn’t love you anymore, etc.’

If you are constantly bombarded with these types of thoughts, know that the devil is attacking your mind.

So how can we protect ourselves from the schemes of the devil?  The Bible says in Ephesians 6:10-18 to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

  1. Renew your mind (Romans 12:1-2): Old ideas, opinions, world views must be replaced with the scripture. Fill your mind with the word of God. Be persistent in prayer.
  2. Sing Praises to God (Isaiah 61:3): Praise and worship have tremendous power. When you praise God, your heaviness will be lifted away from you.
  3. Reject doubts that arise from circumstances (Peter 1:8-9): Never give yourself into negative thoughts. Speak the words of faith.
  4. Remember that victory is already accomplished (2 Corinthians 5:17): The defeat of satan by our Lord Jesus Christ is complete. The victory is already achieved. Now it’s our responsibility to exercise the victory. The Devil can have grip on you, only when you give him. Exercise your authority and kick him out.

Prayer:

Father, cover my mind with the helmet of salvation reminding me constantly that I am your child and the enemy cannot mess with me. Fix my thoughts on you alone. Help me to think what is right, pure and praiseworthy. In Jesus name, Amen.

— Shabna Nikhil

Fear Not, The Lord Cares You !

Fear Not, The Lord Cares You !

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“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3

God cares little things concerning us. Luke 12:7 says, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Isaiah 49:16 says, “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”

Few years back, I was traveling back to my home for a vacation. The bus was scheduled to arrive my hometown at 5 AM in the morning. I had asked my uncle to come and pick me up at sharp 5 AM as the bus stop was in the outskirts of my town and it was not safe. However, the bus driver drove fast and dropped me at my stop by 4 AM. It was dark outside and the roads were deserted. My phone battery was dead and got switched off too. I was so scared and started praying to God for protection. But as soon as I got down the bus, I was shocked to see my uncle waiting for me already. While driving back home, I asked him wondering why did he come so early to the stop? He said, “At 3:30 in the night, I heard an audible voice calling me by my name to wake up and go to the bus stop. I tried to ignore and sleep, but I couldn’t. Finally, I gave up and got ready and came to the bus stop.’’ Listening to this, I was filled with tears thinking how much God cares.

God cares us more than we imagine. He wants us to depend on Him and trust Him for every little thing. What is that troubling you? What are you afraid of today? 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.’’ Do not try to solve the issues with your own understanding. Trust God in your fears and anxieties. He will surely rise to help you.

Prayer:

Loving Heavenly Father, today I choose to surrender myself to you. I choose to lean not on my own understandings but trust you in my fears and anxieties. I ask you to intervene in my circumstances and deliver me. In Jesus name, Amen.

— Shabna Nikhil