Friday, November 23, 2007

Imaginations Are Not Reality - Stop Worrying

by Donna L. Watkins

©Donna L. Watkins - Passion Flower
It's quite a challenge to stand in faith on something for a period of time. Satan tries every trick in the book to get you distracted and back into fear on the matter. He'll bring back all the old issues so you can rehearse them again until there's not an ounce of faith left within you.

Then you begin to worry over those thoughts. They are not facts - you can't really know they are true at this very moment. The more you think on evil things the more you believe them to be true. It doesn't take much time to be convinced that all the faith in the world will not change life as it is. That's where the devil wants you. Trapped in the fear that nothing will change.

God says, "Cast down imaginations and take every thought captive." (2 Corinthians 10:5) That means to take control of your thoughts before they take control of you. How many times did Jesus say things like, "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matthew 9:29)? We are created in the image of God. What we believe truly makes our world.

It's not about what has been "done to us." The rage should be against ourselves allowing it to affect our days. We can't change the past, but we can forgive and release it to change the future. To change today! We can be who we want to be today, not what the past tried to make us.

Renew your mind with what God says about you -- who He says you are. That is the Truth, not what you remember from the past. Take the Word and use it.

Cut the devil's head off so he can't say anything else to you! He can't stand in the presence of you speaking the Word in faith. It only seems easier to think bad thoughts than good ones. We are alive in Christ and we can choose whether to operate in the 'old flesh' or live in the power of the what Jesus died to give us.

Cast down those imaginations. Grab hold of the Word that means faith to you and stand with it and use it as a sword against those evil thoughts. You can win this battle! You just need to step out and God will fight with you!

Remember Philipians 4:8 and be obedient to it.:

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." (New Amer. Standard)

Memorize Scripture so you have it always ready to use. You will find great joy, victory, excitement and faith in it.

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