Hello you’ll! I hope that you all doing great! Am very fine, all Glory to God.
Well, readers it has been quiet awhile ever since I last wrote, I have been wanting to write about somethings but I was so much taken up by this book, Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. This book really captured my attention because it speaks about things that happened in our day to day life that we don’t pay much attention to, yet it really affects us. Am so thrilled to share some of my take home from this book, with you dear readers, let’s start you’ll.
As human beings, we all have gone through some ‘stuff’ that can never leave our minds so easily, and in most cases these are the bad and terrible things that we pass through during our growing up. It could be from parents or any other person which affects us as we grow up and the devil uses it to mess up our future lives. For instance some people grow up in abusive homes, and that pain hardly leaves. Others were always undermined and made to believe that they can never succeed, so everytime they try out something, their mind is also busy telling them that they can’t do it or can’t move any further in life making them settle for less.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…………….Proverbs 23:7
Joyce Meyer in this book says that, she wants to establish firmly in your heart forever that you need to begin to think about what you are thinking about. In other words think about what you think, be cautious about your thinking. So many people’s problems are rooted in thinking patterns that actually produce the Problems they experience in
their lives. Satan offers wrong thinking to everyone, but we donot have to accept his offer.
Everything that we do and that is shown on the out side as our actions starts from the mind, therefore Satan sits in our mind and start to play around with our thinking using the same things that we passed through. He hates to see us fulfill our God given purpose, because he knows that the mind is the key to every action. The mind is the strongest drive to our actions, once you believe something in your mind then doing it will not be a problem. But our mind is influenced by a number of things, all the things that we experience, learn and feel are kept up in our mind.
Meyer in her book says that, the devil uses our mind by bringing in the past traumatic experiences to mess around with our minds and manipulate us into doing things that keeps us from our God made purpose, you find out that a person may have given his or her life to Christ, but when there is this issue or problem that is keeping them from having a great personal relationship with God. She says that the devil takes his time in our life to sabotages everything in our lives and when he is at that he makes sure that he takes his time to establish his game plan. Here is what she has to say how the devil wages his war against us.
He lies to me and you. He tells us everything about our lives about other people and about circumstances that are just not true. He does not however, tell us the entire lie at one time. He begins by bombarding us with the cleverly devised pattern of little nagging thoughts, suspicions, doubts, fears, wanderings, reasoning and theories. He moves slowly and cautiously(after all, well- laid plans take time). Remember, he has a strategy for his warfare. He has studied us for along time. He knows what we like and what we don’t like.
He knows our insecurities,Joyce Meyer
our weaknesses and our fears. He knows what bothers us
most. He is willing to invest
any amount of time it takes to defeat us. One of the devil’s strong points is patience.
Reading this book has enabled me to understand that every thing that influences our minds negatively, comes from the past experiences in our lives that might, affect our self esteem, self worth, confidence, our future and especially how we relate with the different people. The mind is so powerful and it keeps everything that we have gone through, which later on comes back to hunt us. Let’s learn to move on from our past and fight the wars in our mind, to avoid being lied to by the devil. Lift your self up and walk again, you can do it.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit, the things of the spirit.Romans 8:5
Well friends, despite everything, all the pain, hurt, sorrow among others, we can fight against it and emerge victorious, through prayer, genuine praise to the lord, creating a relationship with God, and also forgiving the people who wronged us. Let’s learn to acccept everything that happened in the past, we can only change it through praying about it and self awareness.
Remember we all have a past that we are dealing with, don’t deny it just rise up and face whatever it is. Don’t allow the devil to manipulate you into look down on you self. You are valuable, you were created for a purpose greater that you can ever imagine.
Please read that book that Battlefield of the Mind, It’s beautiful.
Till then estimated readers.