Either you can control your mind, or someone else will control it for you. If you do not control your own mind, you are like a rudderless ship, or worse, a ship being steered by mental currents into whirlpools of destruction. Of course, Jesus knows this which is why the Holy Spirit wrote:
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Prov 4:20 My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.
The Lord knows how he made us, our conscious mind can only focus on one thing at a time. That's important information. We know that as a man thinks, so he is. Or another way of saying it, a man becomes what he thinks about. How does that work? I call it the "I really want this barrier" or IRWTB for shorthand. The IRWTB prevents whims from taking root. The IRWTB ensures that people only get what they REALLY want. Whatever thoughts you keep in your conscious mind, slowly, over time, become absorbed by the subconscious in a process called "internalization" that is, once you've have something solidly in your subconscious, you OWN IT.
Once you "own" the thoughts, ideas, etc, they have been internalized and are available for immediate recall. Repetition is the mother of internalization, whatever you repeatedly think on, becomes what you mentally "own" and therefore becomes you. Be careful what you allow to sit in your conscious mind. The entire world is vying for it, do you really want to hand your life over to the world? Vow to reserve your mind as a VIP area for Jesus and for yourself. Put a security clearance on it, staff it with mental bouncers, angels and/or whatever else you need to maintain control over that most precious area that exerts so much control over your life. Grace and Peace~D
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