Matter Over Mind

Ephesians 6:12

      For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

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Mind over matter seems like a lie just now, shouldn’t it be what matters takes over our minds? How else are we going to be in the Presence of God? If we let all the thoughts of today meander in while we are worshiping we will never touch God! If Jesus is all that matters then He should take over your mind.

This thought ran across my mind as I was recently riding in the car listening to a worship song.  I snapped out of the zone I was in and quickly wrote this thought process down which was then followed by a mini-sermon preached to my husband.  My spirit was just on fire for a moment as I marveled at this revelation. It was as if someone took over me for a moment just to get this into my spirit.  Seriously if we are aspiring to be more and more like Jesus, shouldn’t we be letting Him take over our minds so that we can think like He does and act they way He would?

I posted that exact quote above on Facebook that very day and I was astonished to discover that no one liked it.  Not one of my 1,800 friends liked that status, which caused me to further reflect on it’s weight in my perspective.  I talked to a few friends.  Did a little research and I still came up with the same feeling, if all that matters is Jesus then He should have control of our minds.  The Bible even says to hold all thoughts captive and turn them over to Jesus.

I know it’s hard to change, believe me I went kicking and screaming to the altar several times.  I did not want to change all the ugly things I had hidden away.  I wanted to just keep walking forward pretending that everything was just A-okay.  Change hurts.  You have to face past hurts and woundedness.  You might have to forgive a few people along the way, including yourself.  Who wants to go through all of that?  I do!  Pick me!

I no longer wanted to stay where I was in life so I chose to make Jesus the center of it all and my life had completely changed in just three short years.  I was relocated, reloved and finally happy for the first time in years. I learned how to be compassionate and accepting of others.  I was changed from the inside out but only because I put what mattered the most over my mind, Jesus.

Are you in a place right now that you know is not where you really desire to be?  Perhaps you have taken some wrong turns or made the wrong choices in life, well, you are not stuck.  There is a simple solution to it all:  Jesus. Maybe today is the day you yell out to God and He grabs your hand and pulls you from the pit.  The mind is a powerful thing and once you let Jesus take it over, the sky is the limit!!!

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