Are you being bombarded with worry and anxiety in the form of nasty, horrible thoughts? Is your mind in a constant tizzy trying to figure out what you’re going to do about all the problems facing you? Well, hold on, there’s help!
In Matthew 6 Jesus told us not to take any anxious or worried thoughts about anything! He wants us to be at peace at all times. The devil wants us to be in a constant state of anxiety because if he can keep us there, he can hinder and eventually annihilate our faith.
Your faith can’t be effective when you’re worried or anxious. So, what do you do to stop all that nonsense?
First of all, you have to know and believe that it’s possible to “not think on the wrong thoughts” because Jesus told us not to. He would never tell us to do something that we couldn’t do. That would be unrighteous.
You have thoughts running through your mind night and day. You’re always thinking about something. Therefore, you have a choice as to what you think.
Romans 8:6 (KJV) 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
To be carnally minded means to be led by your flesh – your five physical senses. That only leads to death because it gives the devil an entrance into your life to steal, kill, and destroy.
John 10:10 (KJV) 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
When evil thoughts come knocking on your door, don’t sign for the package! You are the one in control. You’re the one who chooses what you think on, not the devil. But what if he keeps bombarding you with bad reports, diagnoses, temptations? Choose God’s solution:
Philippians 4:4-9 (KJV) 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
When you’re thinking on good things, you can’t think on the bad. Think on the blessings: things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of a good report, virtuous, and praise worthy. Then God’s peace will envelope you and you’ll be glad you didn’t sign for the devil’s package!