The Importance Of Guarding Our Minds


A few weeks ago I sat in a beautiful church service where the pastor touched on the importance of guarding our minds. He mentioned something so important, "Our thoughts become reality and sometimes we think ourselves into situations and things that don't exist", and this particular statement really struck me. I'm not quite sure how many of you have been through this before but, in my quiet moments my mind would worry, and depending on what I'm thinking I would become discontent with where I'm at in life despite all the beautiful opportunities God has blessed me with. In some cases, I would start to feel stressed out or even depressed to the extent of where I would shut away from anything and everyone around me. Some may call it desiring personal space, however, in some instances, it is a blatant attack from the enemy on our minds. With all that is going on today, it's safe to say that we should always stay prayed up and vigilant wherever we go since the enemy is everywhere.Philippians 4:8 states, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." I really like this scripture because, in those moments, it gives me clear instructions of the types of thoughts I should be thinking of and instantaneously I'd feel a whole lot better. I wanted to share this because I know how much our minds can affect us if we don't guard it and all we need to fix the issue is God's word. Many may not have witnessed the power of God's words in their lives as yet, but it takes people like you and me to share our experiences with them. So, the next time the enemy tries to attack your mind, just whisper that sweet little scripture and he will have no choice but to flee. 


God loves and care for us and will never plant any negative thoughts in our mind to affect our day. He is the God of Love, Joy Peace, Happiness, Faith, Grace, and prosperity and he will never leave us nor forsake us. Stay blessed and share this with a friend who may need it.