Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
Galatians 6:7-8 NLT
The battlefield of our spiritual war is our mind. We win or lose this war by the way we think. If we don’t have our minds transformed by the grace of God, we can’t win the battle against the lies and perversion of our enemy.
Allowing the Holy Spirit to transform our minds is crucial. It is a job we cannot do alone. We must have divine help to overcome the programming of our world. Sin and selfishness have broken the world system. It continually tries to conform us to think as they think, dress as they dress, act like they act, and accept what they accept.
When my mind transforms, every part of my life begins to change. Everything starts with a thought. I have heard it said, “Sow a thought, reap a deed. Sow a deed, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.”
There is power in every thought—power to destroy or power to develop. It all depends on what you are thinking.
I learned an old computer term years ago—GIGO. It stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out. You get out of a computer what you put into the computer. If you allow garbage in the form of a virus into your computer, it will infect every part of the computer.
The same principle works for our minds. We can’t allow the virus of sinful, selfish thoughts to invade our minds. Everyone has moments of negative thoughts—whether they are thoughts of anger, jealously, pride, lust, perversion, greed, worry, fear, anxiety, or depression. While we can’t always control them coming into our minds, we can control how long they stay.
Holy Spirit, please help me to have a transformed mind. Help me today to plant good thought seeds in my mind. Remove from me any thoughts that would hinder my destiny.