How do you battle the thoughts that pop up in your mind that you know aren't building you up?
My battle plan is speaking the truth of the word that is the opposite of the thought that pops up. I battle with the word coming from my mouth out-loud. When we speak out-loud our mind listens and we begin to grow different thoughts.
It says that God's word is mighty to bring down strongholds. The strongholds of behavior come from our thoughts. Our thoughts build our words and actions. It takes time to bring down a building. I know how much I want change fast and with little effort. But true lasting change takes time undoing every brick (thought) of the stronghold as we build a new building based on the word of God.
God's word is a lamp unto our feet. God's word is wisdom and life. Let's work today to start tearing down the buildings that are broken all the broken mindsets.
Dear Lord we thank You and praise You. Thank You Lord God for allowing us the ability to read Your holy word in so many ways. Lord please lead us to the verses we need to build our life on. Lord please give us courage today to start tearing down the enemy strongholds that hold us back and break down our life and help us to build our lives on Your word, Your will, Your way. In Jesus name, Amen