The Contender of Your Mind!
“For the flesh craves what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit, what is contrary to the flesh. They are opposed to each other so that you do not do what you want.” Galatians 5:17
The mind can be regarded as a battlefield where so many thoughts and ideas strive to win the battle. Whomever you eventually yield yourself, finally be in control of your mind. If you can take control of your mind, then it is inevitable that your life can be controlled. That is why Proverbs 25:28 says, “Whoever has no control over his spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.”
The devil is much more interested in gaining control over our mind just the same way the Spirit of God wants to have authority over it. In the book of Galatians 5:16-18, we see the flesh and the Spirit of truth are in the contest for your mind. The desire and intention of both of them are contrary, and they both struggle for your mind. This sometimes puts you in between two opposite decisions and shallow tasks.
However, to whom you yield yourself to is whom you will obey. If you surrender yourself to the Spirit of God, you will do the things of God or follow God’s counsel and direction, but if you yield yourself to the flesh, you will only do things in a carnal way, and the works of the flesh will be manifested. So, when it comes to your life choices and actions, remember that there is no choice than to yield to God’s truth.
Life choices are not always easy to make, but it is essential to remember that there is a truth worth pursuing in life; the truth of God’s word worth dying for in order to live the life God has called us to live. We must never forget that our lives are not meant for evil to dominate, nor should we ever let ourselves be led by fear or guilt. But God has given us the power to overcome all obstacles that may stand in our way. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God gave us a spirit, not of fear but power and love and self-control.”
1. Thank you, Jesus, for your mercy and grace.
2. Oh Lord, grant me the strength to overcome the fear that renders me useless in Jesus’ name. Amen!