The way we think rules our life.
Or as 2 Cor. 10:4 puts it,
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but they are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience whenever your obedience is complete. …You are looking at things as they are outwardly. If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ’s, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we.
Our mindset is either a fortress for the enemy or it is a temple for the living God. A fortress is built to keep something out. A temple is built to invite someone in.
God is remodeling our lives.
He is renovating us. He is restoring us. He is rebuilding us. He is renewing us. And the way in which He is doing it is by restoring a better way of thinking as a prime piece of our spiritual walk.
The Holy Spirit is destroying speculations, theories, surmisings, guesses, and pulling down any way of thinking that is against the true knowledge of who God is for us. He is empowering us into a way of thinking that restores our confidence in Christ, that as we consider the issues from within in partnership with the Spirit, we are elevated to the level that God wants us to live on.
Our new nature is the way God thinks about us.
He has no bad thought towards us, because He sees us in the lens of Jesus Christ. Now, He only has a desire to see us conform to the image of Jesus.
Why do you think God put you into Christ in the first place? He put you into Christ, and now “in Him you live and move and have your being.” He put you into Christ so He could accept you, bless you, increase you, advance you, upgrade your life and walk in the Beloved.
Remember this today, that God always tells you who you are. You don’t have to deal with the negative anymore. He only invites us to focus on our new identity and on what He is doing inside of today.
ps) I share more about God’s positive thoughts about us & what that means for us today in The Art of Thinking Brilliantly. Check it out here.