Joyce Meyer Daily Devotionals July 20 2022 :
The mind is the leader or forerunner of all actions. The steps we take each day are a direct result of the thoughts we allow ourselves to think.
If we have a negative mind, we will have a negative life. On the other hand, if we renew our mind according to God’s Word, we will experience the good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2 AMPC) for our lives.
So many people’s struggles are rooted in wrong thinking patterns. Negative thinking can actually cause them to create the problems they experience in their lives; thankfully, though, we don’t have to live captive to those thoughts. We can choose to line our thoughts up with the Word of God.
The mind is a battlefield. Decide to resist destructive, negative thinking and dwell on godly thoughts for your life instead. The more you change your mind for the better, the more your life will also change for the better.
Prayer Starter: Father, I’m thankful that I don’t have to live as a captive to my thoughts. With Your help, I can change those negative thoughts that are affecting my life. I can win the battle of the mind by spending time in Your Word, meditating on Your promises, and making a conscious effort to think God-honoring thoughts over my life.